Kenyan Top Bar Hive
This is the most popular beehive currently in use in most parts of the world. It comprises of the following parts: – Floor – Brood chamber with ten self-spacing frames – Queen excluder – Super chamber with 10-11 self- Under ASAL conditions this hive has 20-30% Occupancy in the best conditions. In medium to high altitude conditions, it produces 30-40 kgs of honey per harvest while in ASAL conditions only 10 kgs of honey can be realized.
Super Log Hive
This is the improved beehive from the traditional log hive. It embraces traditional and modern hive technology. It is made from a hollow wooden log which is split lengthwise into two parts. The internal framework has wax rings which offer a foundation room where the bees start constructing honey combs. Hive occupancy is about 75-79% in arid and semi arid lands. It has capacity to produce 18-20 kgs of honey per harvest.