Hello youtubers !!! After many questions you asked me I made this video to answer. The question is plastic or wooden beehives? Many people asked me my opinion. To my knowledge in Australia they are using plastic hives, while in Canada they use wooden ones. If any of these two was better than the other then everyone would use it. The fact that there both still exist it means that neither of the two is too much better than the other one. In this video I will not mention the companies that sell beehives in Greece. This is because companies have their own interests. I will present my views and my experiences. For those who make professional beekeeping is very important the cost of a beehive. In Greece a plastic beehive costs € 62 while a wooden one costs 35 euro. So I prefer the cheaper option. Bees in the history of mankind always build their nests with materials from the earth. The plastic as we know is an artificial product which humanity discovered in the last 100 years. The manufacture of plastic-based oil and because the oil is constantly rising and so is the price of the plastic. If we see it with an ecological view the plastic does not break free from nature. This can create a problem in the generation after us. From another point of view the wood can be burned in our fireplace after some years of use. Humanity in recent years has specific areas that produce wood for its needs. So using wooden hives not cleared forests without control. But the plastic material continues to create environmental problems. In Greece the government subsidizes professional beekeepers with the cost for wooden hives. Every year it gives us 10% subsidy for the purchase and replacement of new hives. This means that in ten years our state replaces all our wooden hives. I as a beekeeper i use wooden floors, plastic bottom and a wooden cover. It is very important to have open bottoms plastic or wooden. It is definitely better the plastic bottom than the wooden as we can clean it much more easily, also lasts for many years. One of the negatives of the plastic open bottom is that when the pollen falls from the bees falls into the ground. The open plastic bottom also helps in fighting Varroa mite. The top i use is a wooden one. It would be better if I had either a plastic or wooden with a much better insulation top. But because I use inside a plastic lid feeder i have the insulation that i need. So I use a beehive which has some plastic and some wooden parts. Many argue that plastic have better temperature at specific times of the year. The ideal scenario would be to have both. But because this is impossible we have to choose one of the two. Another important thing I want to mention. A plastic beehive can be divided into three small hives During winter we can place three small nuces simultaneously. So in a plastic beehive three colonies they can spend the winter without any problem. This is because the manufacturer has made specific slots to place plastic wall between the colonies. In this hive, the temperature will be appropriate for the 3 nuces during winter, and they will be able to survive without problem. In an apiary that I have small colonies i always use such plastic beehives. To do the same thing in a wooden hive we should ourselves make the slots in the hive. In closing I want to tell you that both wooden and plastic hives are needed in beekeeping. So choose according the use of the corresponding material. This is my personal view, each beekeeper has his own opinion of course. If you enjoy our videos you can subscribe to our channel. Good evening my friends.