Made of lightweight polystyrene with an impressive R-value of 6.5, honey bee colonies have a better chance at overwintering in extreme northern temperatures, and staying cool in the hot summer months.
Medium honey supers traditionally serve as the place where honey is stored, but can also be used as brood boxes.
Two BeeMax medium supers
20 Medium frames of your choice
Queen Excluder of your choice (keeps honey free from brood):
Need help in your decision? Read about the differences in options and other hive kits: Beekeeping kit options.
Rather assemble the kit, yourself? Shop Supering Kit: BeeMax Unassembled
BeeMax hive bodies should be painted with exterior latex paint to help protect the polystyrene from the sun's UV rays and extend the life of the hive
Plastic Foundation: Black vs White
Black foundation is great for brood, the high contrast against eggs allows easier identification
White foundation is great for supers, the light nature of the plastic displays true color of honey
What is the difference between plastic foundation with wax versus heavy wax?
All plastic frames come waxed, but heavy wax has an extra layer that bees accept better, speeding up the process of drawing comb.
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