Helpful Hint: Order hive equipment 3 - 4 weeks before you expect to get bees to give you time for shipping, to unpack it, to report any issues or damage and to set it up. Any damage or issues must be reported within 10 days.
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Completely Assembled and Painted Hive
10 Frame Langstroth Hive. This is a completely assembled and painted beehive!(any other accessories come separately). Comes completely painted with a screened bottom board, entrance reducer, 2 painted deep hive bodies each with 10 deep wooden frames each, fully assembled, with beeswax coated plastic foundation installed, 1 assembled and painted medium honey super with 10 medium wooden frames, fully assembled, with plastic beeswax coated foundation installed, 1 Inner cover with vent hole, 1 painted telescoping top Cover, WITH METAL COVERING--painted aluminum! Made of pine. Supers, bottom board, inner and outer cover are routed rabbet joints and have been glued and nailed. Bees are not included in this package.
If you are comparing prices, please take in consideration while you might find a similar hive for less ask these questions: 1. Is it assembled? 2. Is it painted? 3. Does it include wooden frames and foundation? 4. How much is shipping? 5. Can the company or online store provide customer service on their equipment or on beekeeping questions & issues? Our hives come completely assembled, painted with wooden frames and foundation is included.
Suggestions: You may wish to possibly purchase a queen excluder and may we suggest feeding with our Burns Bees Feeding System. This inside-the-hive feeder helps feed bees better in cooler weather and helps in reducing robbing in the fall. Need more information? Check out our classes, our blog at basicbeekeeping.blogpsot.com, our many YouTube videos, or a good beekeeping book (the truly best ones are listed in our Book section) to understand the choices.
Helpful Hint: You should always order hives 3 - 4 weeks before your bees arrive. This way you have ample time to receive your hive, examine all parts for any shipping damages, get parts replaced in the case of damage, understand your hive, find the best place to put it, and have it set up with feeders in place before the bees arrive.