Thermoregulation is a mechanism by which an organism maintains body temperature with tightly controlled self-regulation independent of external temperatures. Temperature regulation is a type of homeostasis and a means of preserving a stable internal temperature in order to survive

The standard hives used in commercial beekeeping were designed in a different climate from the modern world. We are seeing changes in weather patterns and temperatures.

The entrances of the eco hives are designed as tunnels which protects the combs from the elements. Small entrances improve the defence of the hive. The top entrance allows hot air to escape, which aids the bees with thermoregulation. The bees will customise the size of the entrance to suit them using propolis. This is in keeping with the ethos of working with the bees in symbiosis.