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.
Two standard hives, fully assembled and fully painted. Complete hive: screen Bottom Board with entrance cleat, two deep hive bodies with 20 - wooden frames and foundation, one medium super with 10 - wooden frames and foundation, an inner cover, a top cover with metal covering--doesn't rust, will stay looking nice forever. Quality craftsmanship. A workhorse that will last for years. You may possibly want to purchase a queen excluder and may we also suggest a Burns Bees Feeding System to feed your bees inside your hive. Inside feeding also helps to reduce robbing.