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The Center for Rural Affairs recently undertook a project to research different designs of bee hives, their practicality in Nebraska, their weights, and honey production.

The goal of the project is to strengthen the specialty crop industry in the state, and honey is a specialty crop.

Using the Langstroth hive as our standard, we are trying to find the easiest to handle hive (the least amount of weight lifted) that works best in our climate, and that produces a good amount of honey.

Check out the graphic for more information on the traditional Langstroth hive, long Langstroth hive, top bar hives, nuc hive, and using shallows as a hive.