This page is the list of recommended videos related Japanese honeybees. These vides are picked out from my channel and other channels like National Geographic.
Introducing of beekeeping with log hive in Wakayama prefecture, Japan.
In Japan, only a few beekeepers keep Western bees in Pile box hive, mainly when its swarm come into the hive accidentally. I am not sure if it is going well.
It is hard to treat diseases when pile box hive is used, it is a huge problem.
I guess you can use Pile box hive when
I am not sure Pile box hive works in your countries, it depends on behavior and characteristics of your bees, your style and purpose of beekeeping. However, I have found some beekeepers who use pile box hive (many of them call it "Japanese hive"), let me introduce.