If wearing head-to-toe gear is part of your A-game, go ahead and suit up, but you might be surprised at the effect tapping has on your hive. Bees are much less likely to swarm. Hive checks and brood maintenance still need to be done, but overall, Tapcomb® makes keeping bees easier to jump into and more enjoyable to do.
Tapcomb's® unique system allows for honey extraction on tap while keeping the beeswax caps intact. This results in minimal disturbance to the bees.
All Tapcomb® hives come with a Queen excluder, this will stop your Queen from entering your hive super and laying any larvae in your Tapcomb® frames, we wouldn't want any bee juice to get in your delicious honey.
During harvest, the comb's cells split internally. This means each cell’s wax cap isn’t broken. Since the cells remain sealed, you won't lose any honey from leakage and bees aren't crushed or disturbed. Simply attach a honey harvest tube, insert our high-torque key and twist. Then step back for the most thrilling moment of the show.
Local honey. Flowing down the frame. Out of the hive. And into your jar.
At Tapcomb® we knew that beeswax was incredibly important to the health of the hive, that's why we designed our frames to incorporate as much beeswax as possible. Tapcomb® really raises the bar. Our frames are only 30% complete; bees build the other 70% with their own wax.
Beeswax is essential in the curing of honey, nectar in its purest form is 80% water, bees will use their wings to fan air over the cells until much of the water evaporates. Beeswax has also been found to aid communication within the hive.
Making wax combs is part of the lifecycle of a worker bee and something they are quite literally born to do.Find out more
We decided every Tapcomb® hive needed to be made from something that was not only sustainable, but had practical benefits, as well. The wood composite material is derived from leftover wood chips and flour from mills, this is then combined with recycled plastic to make a high-quality product.
Our special wood composite material comprises of 70% wood and 30% plastic, which makes for a strong, durable, recyclable material. Best of all, no new tree will ever be chopped down to manufacture a Tapcomb® hive.
Thanks to Tapcomb's® new wood composite, there's no need to treat your hives beforehand, you'll get significantly less warping than you'd get with traditional wood, meaning less maintenance on a hive built to hold its shape for years to come. Wood composite is also less susceptible to fungal attack, decay and rot. Ideal for locations with a lot of wet weather. Find out more about the benefits of our wood composite hives by clicking the link below.Find out more