Preferred Kit: 8FR Unassem

This unassembled 8 frame beehive kit includes exactly what Betterbee recommends for the beginner beekeeper.

  • Item Code: BK8UP
  • 606 USDPrice: $606.00

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At Betterbee, we remember what it was like to be starting out; the daunting decisions of what style hive to get and what components to outfit it with, and worrying what we picked might prohibit our success. Through our expertise and experience, we have hand crafted a kit with excellent craftsmanship and your success in our minds. Don’t second guess where quality lies, let us show you!

This beehive kit also includes our Betterbee Jacket and a pair of gloves to keep you covered as well as a smoker, hive tool, and a great book!

A Few Things to Note About This Kit:

  • This is a 8 frame hive kit. What that means is that the hive body (box where bees live), is able to hold 8 frames (rectangular structure that contains foundation which bees build comb on). The main benefit to 8 frame hives vs 10 frame hives is that they will weigh less when full of comb making for easier moving.
  • Frames, and the hive body, come unassembled. Rather have your hive kit assembled at Betterbee? Shop our assembled 8 frame beginner preferred kit

Includes the following:

  • BeeMax Outer Cover
  • Deep Rim Inner Cover
  • BeeMax Hivetop Feeder
  • Two 3/4" Medium Unassembled Boxes
  • 16 Unassembled medium wood frames with wax crimp wire foundation and plastic support rods
  • Two 3/4" Unassembled Deep Hive Bodies
  • 16 Unassembled deep wood frames with wax crimp wire foundation and plastic support rods
  • Plastic Queen Excluder
  • Reversible Bottom Board
  • Varroa Screen
  • Flat Monitoring Tray
  • Standard Smoker
  • Standard Hive Tool
  • The Beekeeper's Handbook
  • Deluxe Leather Gloves

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