zest hive image gallery
ZEST H.Q. at Hosey Bridge DT10 1HE
A box of 12 ZEST frames
A Queen excluder and a partition
A propolis trap
Bees recycling wax from frames dipped in it
A ZEST Principle trial for the nervous
Encase your existing B.S. National boxes and frames with insulation blocks. (The internal frames can be your existing ones or double brood depth ZEST frames.) Establish a bee entry and ventilation zone above with battens. All to be under a queen excluder with honey supers above.
A strong ZEST colony in late May
A frame after 7 days in May
A frame after about 20 days
The internal feeder
The Remote feeder with wax comb on top
The best of both worlds.
Using your existing B.S. National boxes and frames as honey supers with B.S. queen excluder in-between.
Carrier frame replaced with wood containment battens and frame lugs to rest on walls. Bee access and vent holes drilled in walls with virgin cages inserted to control bee access and ventilation