I just found an Italian importer who has Italian full beehives for sale here in Australia. These type use a single deep brood box- 10 frame- and a medium (?) super. A few users from Italy have posted identical looking hives here on the forum. I am wondering if anyone has any experience using them- and for a few details:
Do they take Langstroth frames? Can one find deep frames like that in Australia?
I really like the design of these hives- with the heavy duty handles on the side- the entrance porch with metal reducer and travel screen (this is fantastic- it seems a lot of the bees can leave the hive during transit and go onto the porch for a breath of fresh air)- and the idea of deeper brood frames. I am curious to maybe try one.
They cost $460 (plus postage) for a complete kit with super, frames, travel screen, etc. Which is a little pricey but it all comes assembled and painted.