Hobby Hive Special
How much easier can it get? We know you're busy. Our Hobby Hive takes all the stress out of getting started in beekeeping providing you with a completely assembled and painted starter hive. Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery. This hive comes with: 1 bottom board, one deep hive body containing 10 wooden frames with foundation, beeswax coated, one inner cover, one telescoping top cover with metal covering (color vaires) and a front entrance reducer. Painted and assembled. Foundations color varies. You may need additional equipment. You can either choose individual items (we suggest a smoker, hat with veil and hive tool) and more deeps and supers during the summer. We suggestions our beekeeping classes so you start beekeeping the right way.
Get equipment and hives PRIOR to bee pick up day. Getting your hives prior to bees arriving allows you to understand the equipment, try out that smoker, prepare your hive location, to load your feeders, and spray your frames with sugar water. You can order your hives online to be shipped to your location, or give us a call to place an order for pick up. 217-427-2678. We suggest you do this no later than March 20.
We also highly suggest one of our ONLINE beekeeping courses. Because we depend so much on honeybees in our ecological systems today, and because the bees now deal with issues that were not problems up to 20 years ago, it's important that you know what you're doing, how to inspect hives, deal with pests and diseases, proper feeding, and winter maintenance.