I am curently selling Bee hives, Supers, and the Optional Hive Components that go along with them.
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All boxes and hives are assembled using a Dovetail joint.
Langstroth Style Standard 10 frame Hives(8 frame available by request).
I have been raising Bees for close to 40 years. In the past I have purchased my wooden wares from the large bee suppliers, Then due to the quality of the mass produced boxes I started buying from smaller, local producers. Lately I started to make my own boxes and hives for even tighter quality control. I started to make the boxes shown here. I felt that going to a Dovetail joint would be a benefit since it is, among other things, self-squaring (to a point) .The other benefits over the traditional finger joint are that it is a Mechanical joint. In other words if there were no glue or nails to hold it together it could only come apart in 1 direction. A typical finger joint can separate in either direction. Also as the wood expands from the ambient humidity The joint will only get tighter. The last benefit the Dovetail Joint has over the finger joint is that there is less end grain exposed. The end grain of the wood is what sucks water up like a straw. The less exposed end grain the better. In my opinion these boxes are far superior to the older style.
Deep Honey Super / Brood box. 9 5/8 in. Deep.
The box is completely assembled and painted. It has 1 coat of Zinsser brand primer and 2 coats of White Valspar exterior latex paint on it . All joints are Glued and Nailed.
Included are 10 wooden frames with plastic foundations.
The frames are great quality with a 1/2" thick bottom bar. What that means for you is less damaged frames Over time or when you extract. It also means less warp-age as these frames are stronger than the cheaper junk out there. These are the same frames and foundations that I use and sell locally.
Here are some of the specifications of the foundations
Requires no reinforcement
Slips easily into a grooved top frame
Sharper cell edges for quick acceptance
Wax moths cannot damage
Textured cell interior
Durable plastic holds up to years of extracting
Food grade plastic
The foundations are made of a rigid plastic coated generously with beeswax.
The Pricing is as follows:
DEEP SUPER ASSEMBLED/PAINTED $30.00
DEEP SUPER/FRAMES/FOUNDATIONS $60.00
MEDIUM SUPER ASSEMBLED/PAINTED $25.00
MEDIUM SUPER/ FRAMES/FOUNDATION $50.00
INNER COVER $12.50
SCREEN BOTTOM $25.00
FRAMES/FOUNDATIONS UN-ASSEMBLED $30.00
TOTAL HIVE $110.00
CANDY BOARD $15.00
QUEEN EXCLUDER $10.00
HIVETOP FEEDER WITH PLASTIC INSERT $32.00
5% discount on purchase over $250.00
1 complete hive includes 1 screened bottom board, 1 deep brood box, 10 frames/foundations, 1 inner cover and 1 aluminum clad telescoping cover, 1 metal mouse guard/entrance reducer. The inner cover also has a built in feeder hole that allows you to feed the new swarm from inside the hive by placing a super over the inner cover. You simply add a small mouth mason jar to the hole in the center of the inner cover and replace the lid. This greatly reduces robbing of the weaker hive.
Everything is glued and nailed. I have been using 2 coats of Valspar exterior paint on all of the external components.
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