Betterbee carries a wide selection of 10 frame wooden bee hive parts. 10 frame equipment has been the industry standard for more than a century, and it’s the most commonly used size for bee hives in the U.S. Shop our selection to find the brood boxes and other equipment you need for 10 frame wood bee hives.
Deep Hive Bodies (or Brood Boxes): Deeps are 9-1/2" in height. They’re usually the first two boxes of the hive. 10 Frame Deep Hive Bodies can weigh up to 85 pounds and 8 Frame Deep Hive Bodies can weight up to 75 pounds when filled with honey, brood, and pollen.
Mediums (or Honey Supers): Mediums are 6-5/8" in height and placed on top of the brood boxes. When filled with honey, brood, or pollen, 10 Frame Medium Supers can weigh up to 55 pounds and 8 Frame Medium Supers can weigh up to 50 pounds.
Shallows: These are generally used to store honey, or for making comb honey. 10 Frame Shallow Supers can weigh up to 45 pounds and 8 Frame Shallow Supers can weigh up to 40 pounds when filled with honey, brood, or pollen.
Frame Size: 10 frame is the most common size in wooden hive parts, but 8 frame woodenware is increasing in popularity because the individual boxes are a bit lighter.
Wood Grade: Select Grade shows only an occasional small knot, Commercial Grade shows a few more knots, while Budget Grade shows a greater number of solid knots. If you plan to paint your woodenware, Commercial grade is the optimal choice.
Wall Thickness: Our economical 3/4" boxes are the most common size. The 7/8" boxes offer a heavier wall thickness. Both sizes fit all of our wooden bee hive components, and they’re compatible with each other.
Assembly: 10 and 8 frame hive boxes come either assembled or unassembled. Assembled bee hive equipment saves time and comes ready to paint. Unassembled bee hive equipment is more cost-efficient, but requires nails or hardware for assembly.