Many years ago when we first started beekeeping (24 years now) we called a beekeeping supply company and admitted on the phone that we didn't know what to buy. The response we got was, well, less than stellar: "when you figure it out, call us back". We decided that when we started our company, our customers would never be left to "figure it out".
After seeing what's out there on the market, most of our customers come here looking for quality, well made American Hives. Look no further, here they are...made right here in Illinois.
Our hive kits are assembled and painted. Made by master craftsmen. These workhorses will outlast your lifetime. Our boxes are rabbet joints to expose less wood to the elements, which eliminates cracks and buckles caused by finger joints. Our telescoping top covers are covered with painted aluminum --which will never rust and stay looking nice for a long time. We didn't cut corners with our inner covers either, these will NOT fall apart on you after the first year as some others do. Boxes come complete with all the frames and foundations so you don't need to spend time trying to figure out which frames go with what foundations and what sizes you need. Complete kit. Allow 2 - 3 weeks delivery.
What about customer service? There are many places you could buy your equipment and bees, but there is no customer service after you receive your hive or bees. You will get customer service here for our products and bees, either by phone, email, or personally in our physical store in Fairmount, Illinois