Not every beekeeper, due to his physical capabilities, is able to maintain a large apiary with many hives. However, in recent years, alpine hives have become very popular: they require little effort and cost.
This multi-body hive, with an inner dimension of 300 x 300 mm, is designed for eight frames with automatic dividers. It has a detachable bottom, 12 buildings 108 mm high, a feeder - a ceiling that acts as an air cushion, and a roof that serves as an insulator against overheating and hypothermia of the nest. It does not need insulation with mats and pillows. It has only one lower entrance, due to which the fresh air entering the hive heats up and rises, and the moist air sinks to the bottom and leaves through the entrance. In such a hive, bees winter well even in the wild. The club obscures all the frames and always moves from the bottom up, so it is easier for them to heat the nest and create the desired microclimate. There is never any dampness or drafts in the beehive, and if the bees hibernate on full-fledged frames, they are never cut off from the honey. Hence, the saving of physiological energy, feed, and hence a good wintering with a slight submergence. In spring, these bees develop faster, produce more honey, and get sick less often.
Thanks to the small bodies, the hive is easy to divide, makes it convenient to use - the body with honey weighs only 8 kg, and because of the small size of the hive at the point, when placed in blocks of 4 hives with entrances in different directions, the area is reduced by almost four times. It can be moved to another place by one person, so the method of multi-hull keeping bees reduces leaving to a minimum.