How are center walls made from beeswax?
First of all, during the production of center walls for the beehive, the honeycomb surface is cast from cleaned beeswax. Here you have a choice of suitable models for each beehive. In order for the center walls to be easily fixed in the beehive, so-called frames are used, into which the center wall is embedded. For this purpose, the side edges of the center wall are heated so that the wax bonds with the frame. When the wax has cooled down, the center wall is firmly and stably connected to the frame.
Why buy center walls for the hive?
Bees are, of course, basically capable of making their own center walls and combs in order to deposit the coming brood in them. However, those who decide to buy center walls for the hive will benefit from several advantages. First, the bees immediately use the available storage space to start reproducing. In doing so, the animals orient themselves to the even pattern of the combs and simultaneously begin to expand the combs over the entire area of the center wall. Since the necessary preparatory work is eliminated, colonies with ready-made center walls usually reproduce much faster than colonies that are left to build the hive themselves.
Another advantage is that the particularly robust center walls from our online store can be ideally used for extracting the honey. Naturally made center walls, produced by the bees themselves, are very unevenly constructed and tend to break in thinner places when the honey is extracted. With our center walls made of beeswax, you are spared this problem. Should a center wall nevertheless break during honey harvesting, the affected area can easily be cut out and melted down to make a new center wall. Of course, used and old beeswax center walls can also be completely melted down and cleaned, for example to sell them to a wax processor or to make new center walls yourself.
When bees make center walls themselves, this is usually done from top to bottom. If the animals are provided with only one frame as a base, most bee colonies do not build the construct all the way to the bottom of the frame. Instead, a gap is left open for the animals to use as a brisker path through the combs. The combs themselves are also very uneven with natural center walls, so a lower honey yield is to be expected. If you want to generate a maximum of honey from beekeeping, you therefore rely on high-quality center walls made of beeswax, which already provide the animals with the optimal basis for maintaining the bee colony and producing honey.
Middle walls for different hive dimensions
Central walls made of beeswax are produced for different hives. The frames, in which the middle walls are fastened or can be fastened, are cut thereby accurately to fit. If you buy middle walls without Rähmchen, these correspond naturally to the fit-exactly the Rähmchen form, so that they can be inserted completely simply by you. We at Bienenzucht Profi Online-Shop focus on the most well-known bee hives and supply you with high-quality center panels for the most common bee hives. If desired, you can also order half center walls, for example, if only limited space is available. This also promotes natural honeycomb construction, as in this case the bees themselves take care of the further expansion of the honeycombs.
Middle walls for Zander hives
We offer different middle walls for the Zander hive. The complete Zander middle wall made of beeswax has the classic dimensions of 395 x 195 mm. Alternatively, you can choose a Zander flat frame center wall, which is aligned to 395 x 135 mm. If you want to use only a half center wall instead, to promote natural honeycomb construction, you can get the Zander half center wall in the format 395 x 100 mm.
Center walls for Deutsch Normalmaß (DN) hives
German standard size is probably the most common size for bee hives in Germany. That is why we offer a particularly large assortment. You can get the middle walls for DN hives in the normal size with 350 x 200 mm or as a normal size and a half variant with 350 x 315 mm width and length. If you decide to use a half middle wall made of beeswax, in order to also enable natural honeycomb construction in the hive, the half middle wall with a dimension of 350 x 100 mm is available. For the flat frame we recommend the specially cut center wall with 350 x 135 mm.
Center walls for Dadant US
Dadant US hives are especially divided, so we also use special center walls. For the honey room we recommend either the Dadant US honey room center wall with a dimension of 420 x 117 mm or the somewhat larger variant with 420 x 135 mm width and length. For the brood chamber, on the other hand, a center wall with 420 x 260 mm dimensions is used for Dadant US hives.
Center walls for Dadant leaf
There are two different sizes of center walls for Dadant leaf hives, one for the brood chamber and one for the honey chamber. The beeswax center wall for the honey room measures 410 x 130 mm in length and width, while the center wall for the Dadant leaf brood room measures 410 x 265 mm.
Buy center walls for your hive - from beekeeping professionals
In our online store you can get high quality center walls for your bee hive. If you are unsure about the format or application, we will of course be happy to help you. Please contact the experienced team of the beekeeping professional, who will be happy to advise you comprehensively.