Helpful Hint - order your equipment and hives at least 3 weeks before you expect your bees to arrive. Picking up at our store in Fairmount, Il? Call us to place your order and be scheduled for a pick up date and time.
Included in this LIBERTY KIT is, 1 Complete Hive plus supplies. Look at all that is included in this special offer.
This is a huge savings, our way of inviting others to take the plunge and do something good for our environment as well enjoyable a fun hobby. And, wouldn't it be nice to have your own honey to enjoy or sell? The hives are fully assembled and coated with 2 coats of exterior high quality latex paint. Quality craftsmanship, these workhorses will last for years to come. Made in the USA!
In our LIBERTY KIT you will receive:
One complete hive. This hive includes the following:
1 Screen bottom board with two different entrance cleats.
1 Feeder (styles vary).
2 Deep Hive Bodies. This is the area where the bees live. Each deep hive body comes complete with 10 wooden frames with full 3/8 side bars, and are glued and stapled. Plus each frame is already assembled with plastic beeswax coated foundation. This is a total of 20 deep hive body frames.
1 Medium Honey Super. This is where the bees store their excess honey that you can remove. This super comes with 10 wooden frames, glued and stapled, fully assembled with plastic beeswax coated foundation.
1 Inner cover. This goes on top of the boxes, but beneath the final top cover. This inner cover allows for upper ventilation and a vapor barrier.
1 Telescoping Top Cover. This is the final top cover with nice white or gray aluminum metal to help protect it from the weather.
LOOK WHAT ELSE IS INCLUDED:
1 Cloth Hat and Veil combo that goes over the head and around your neck.
1 Hive tool.
1 Package of smoker fuel ( though you can also use pine needles or other natural items.)
1 Book, "First Lessons In Beekeeping" by Keith Delaplane.
1 Queen Excluder, used to keep the queen from entering into the upper super.
OUR HIVE STORY: When we first started making hives at LONG LANE HONEY BEE FARMS around 2006, it was just our family. We would cut the boards, build the hives, and paint them. Our three youngest children helped us, and sometimes we would sit for hours in our workshop with the wood burner going, a pot of soup on top of it, and just build and paint for hours at a time. The years have passed, and the children are grown, and so we found an Amish beekeeping family who helps us now. Cabinet makers by trade, these hives are high quality, with wood manufactured and milled here in the US, built by master craftsmen, right here in Illinois. These hives are workhorses and will outlast your lifetime.
We are a small American business with an EAS certified Master Beekeeper to help answer your questions.
You can study our online free beekeeping lessons located at:
If you have any questions, ask or give us a call or email: 217-427-2678