A lot of research and testing have been done during the last 10 years of Thermosolar Hive™ existence. We have decided to publish the results of the research and testing. We will add new data and evaluation of the research and will inform about the experience of the beekeepers.
Within testing of Thermosolar hives in the season of 2015, we focused particularly on the efficiency of thermotherapy compared to chemical drugs. Here are the results: Thermotherapy 2015 (PDF).
Experience of some of the beekeepers and researchers who have tested Thermosolar Hive can be found here: Experience with Thermosolar Hive™ (PDF).
A paper about the results of thermotherapy on ResearchGate
Here are the results of independent research published by a researcher Jindrich Meduna on his website dobravcela.cz. He measured temperatures in common thin-walled hive, insulated hive and Thermosolar Hive. These are week results during most of 2015. Results show how effective in a long time thermal support Thermosolar Hive is. What does it mean? It helps in the winter to save reserves, during spring it supports fast development of the colony resulting in higher honey yield and during summer it slightly rises temperature above the normal level which prevents Varroa from reproduction.
Important note: Temperatures were measured in empty hives (without bees)! With colonies present, research would not be objective, because temperatures are influenced by many variables, such as the strength of colonies, the position of the brood combs, the position of the winter cluster etc.