Kypselotehniki Kostamenas V. - Angelis M. OE
Cell Construction

Awarding of the first prize by OBI for the construction of a complex multi-purpose base

Photos from the award

Kipselotexniki, based in Anilio Metsovo, is successfully active in the hive construction. Our company was founded in 1983 by Vasilis Kostamenas and Michael Angelis and, since then, deals exclusively with the production of cells that are distinguished for their quality. That is why Kipselotexniki is particularly known in the wider beekeeping world, beekeeping stores, beekeeping cooperatives and beekeepers. In particular, our company is distinguished for three very important features:

  1. The excellent manufacturing quality, With state-of-the-art machinery
  2. The excellent wood quality we use for the construction of our cells, which we deliver ready for painting, without the need for a beekeeper 
  3. Our reasonable prices


The name of Kipselotexniki, in Anilio Metsovo, is interwoven with the production and distribution of quality wooden hives, which withstand time. Our company, for over 30 years, continues to be in the first cell selling, thanks to our uninterrupted struggle for continuous improvement in their manufacturing quality. At the same time, we take care to take seriously and doing the observations and ideas of our friends beekeepers, to the benefit of all of us. Employees conscientiously, daily, our goal is to cover the needs of beekeepers in the best possible way and in incredibly unrivaled prices! 

Trust is very a very important factor for Kipselotexniki. Visit us in our new modern facilities, in the Industrial Area of Ioannina, where we produce our high quality products, with lots of passion and appetite for our work. Our hives and their accessories have ISO 9001 2008 certification. The transfer of cells to our customers is done with our privately-owned trucks when the order is great, while when the order is small, it is done with cooperating transport companies. Whatever the requirements and needs of the beekeeper who trusts us, we can cope with them.

 Kipselotexniki do everything, so you are your bees ... Safe!

That's why it is a popular choice for all beekeepers! We have to thank all the beekeeping world for his love, his support and confidence that has shown in our products, all these years.

  We assure you that we will continue in the future, with the same bases we built together ...!!!!



The advanced plastic base is available in two versions:

1) version for a langstroth beehive

2) version for a dadant beehive

The plastic base was design by KYPSELOTECHNIKI Co., based on its 40-year experience in providing beehives in the market and addressing the beekeepers’ needs.

The strength of the base was evaluated and certified by Optiphore company.




1) The plastic base has a safety sink at the surrounding edge of its upper part where it fits to the storey, in order to block water dripping from the storey from passing into the interior of the base.

2) The holes of the perforated bottom are sufficiently wide at their lower side to prevent clogging by dirt in the beehive.

3) It has reinforced stoppers to hold the beehive from all sides.

4) At the four corners of the bottom there are protrusions for better stacking during storage (one within the other).

5) The plastic base can be connected to the beehive by means of adjustable connectors.

6) A) The base has two entrances and four gates which are permanently incorporated in the beehive. The two gates have holes 0.8x0.9 through which only bees can pass through, but not their enemies. B) The other two gates are for transport. The gates are incorporated and autonomous and can be opened or closed in minimal time.

7) The apron of the mobile base is rounded at its corners for convenience during loading and has an inclination for water flowing and smooth landing of the bees.

8) The plastic base has legs with shoes to touch on the ground, like a wooden beehive.

9) The plastic base fully assembled has two pollen traps and two pollen collectors and four rails which are positioned at the lower part of the bottom easily to form grooves for mounting the two pollen collector drawers in a sealed area, without causing bulges in the beehive. The pollen collectors have two faces, one for pollen collection and the other for conversion of the perforated base to a closed one by inserting a special component at the middle of the base to close the perforated base completely. Thus the base changes and acquires a double bottom in which dirt of the bees falls and the interior remains clean.

By opening/closing the two pollen collectors and the middle component, the aeration of the beehive is adjusted between 0% and 100% in minimal time, and transport is convenient since 20% of the aeration is provided by the middle component. By pulling the pollen collectors outwards, a larger flight board is provided. The inner pollen traps are positioned easily through the entrances of the beehives.

The base is versatile and flexible and may be converted from perforated to having a double closed bottom and adjustable aeration.



Dadant side view

Dadant top view

Langstroth side view

Langstroth top view