Every year we receive a lot of phone calls or emails from people asking to buy hives or parts of them. We also have to replace some of our own hives and order new boxes, frames and foundations for our own use. So why not ordering more and selling the extras at competitive prices to other fellow beekeepers?
We only sell what we use so we know it is good quality. All the equipments are sold unassembled, nails, glue and paint are not included.
Solid bottom board
This is a standard, well-constructed, reversible bottom board. It is made of tongue-and-groove and has a 3/4" entrance height for cold months and a 3/8" entrance height for active months.
Screened bottom board
Designed to be versatile and easy to use; this bottom board is a stand alone. No other bottom boards are needed. An 1/8" mesh screen covers the entire floor allowing for the greatest ventilation and mite drop. You can choose between a 3/8" or a 3/4" entrance height.
A white vinyl-coated masonite tray is included. It slips in the back on a track below the screen for easy mite count.
Brood chamber 91/2"
Deep hive bodies or Brood chambers are made with finger joints for better sturdiness. They have 5/8" frame rests. The uppercut handles are deep profiled, allowing the water to run off and providing an easy grip. Deep Hive Bodies are 9 1/2" deep.
Medium super 6 5/8"
Medium supers (also called Midwestern or Illinois) are made with finger joints for better sturdiness. They have 5/8" frame rests. The uppercut handles are deep profiled, allowing the water to run off and providing an easy grip. Medium supers are 6 5/8" deep.
Standard raised-panel style with 1/8" recess on one side, to limit bur-comb building, and 3/8" on the other side, to allow the bees to access honey during cold days. Corners are tenoned and plywood is 1/4" Luann with the standard cutout in the center for a bee escape.
A 3 inch wide skirt with rabbeted corners makes these lids heavier and harder to blow off. 3/8" plywood with a cover of .019 white aluminum forms a weatherproofing top. This aluminum is pre bent with a 1" drop on the sides and overlapping tabs on the corners to prevent leaking.
Standard wedged top bar frames are available in 9 1/8" (deep), and 6 1/4" (medium) with grooved bottom bars.
6.1/2" Beeswax Foundation
Crimp-Wired Beeswax foundation for Medium (western) frame. To reinforce the strength during the extracting process, we recommend adding support pins horizontally after placing the hooks under the wedge of the top bar.
8 1/2" Beeswax Foundation
Crimp-Wired Beeswax foundation for Deep (brood) frame. No Anchors are necessary for foundation used for brood comb. However, we recommend adding support pins horizontally after placing the foundation in its support frame.
Wooden top feeder
Our top feeders are perfectly tight and do not leak. They come with a pair of wooden floats or with a screen. To ensure proper sealing we recommend painting your feeder with two or three coats of urethane varnish.
Our heavy duty hive stand is built to support the weight of full supers. the 4x6X12" feet make it stable on most type of grounds and the hive is high enough to provide a good ventilation under the bottom board.
Standard hive tool
Designed to be versatile and easy to use, it is an essential tool for the beekeeper.
Smoker 7" High
This 4”X7” stainless steel smoker is a convenient size for both beginners and commercial beekeepers. It comes with a full body heat shield and a full-size bellows. This model is for anyone who wants to get started without the need of a bulky smoker.
Smoker 10" High
This 4”X10” stainless steel smoker is for commercial beekeepers. It comes with a body heat shield and a full-size bellows. This model is for anyone who needs to keep puffing all day.
Square folding Bee veil
This square veil is made of tough and durable fabric with 10 mesh steel wire, it folds flat and requires a hat that is sold separately.
Ventilated Plastic helmet
Ventilated plastic helmet can be used with most veils. This helmet comes with a built in adjustable headband and side louvers for great ventilation. You will especially appreciate this helmet during rainy days.