Helpful Hint - order your equipment and hives at least 3-4 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.
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.
One 8-frame completely assembled and painted beehive. When comparing prices with other vendors be sure to note that this hive is completely assembled-- even the frames are assembled with foundation inserted. Also, this hive has two coats of exterior paint. Includes 2 deep hive bodies, 1 medium Illinois honey super, top cover, inner cover, bottom board and entrance cleat. Also includes 24 completely assembled frames, 8 for each box. We suggest you consider purchasing a feeder and perhaps an excluder.