We have been installing log hives on farms and gardens for the past 10 years. They provide an ideal nest environment for local honeybee swarms, are a natural hive add-on for a small backyard apiary, and enable us to observe and witness honeybees in their most natural setting.
Log hives in small-scale settings benefit honeybees on many levels, and they bring the features of wild honeybee hives in forests into our gardens and backyards. Once a log hive is installed and prepared, no further hive management is required. Often they self-populate without our involvement with local honeybee swarms. In short: They are a joy to watch in the landscape we live in.