This 10 Frame assembled kit comes complete with the essentials you need (minus the bees) to get you started right away. If you are catching swarms or making splits, this is a perfect way to start them off. Later, you can either reunite colonies or top with additional stories. Comes with all the components needed to start a colony quickly.
Please check the document here to learn more about your options when purchasing this kit.
When chosing plastic frames or plastic foundation, we highly recommend that you apply extra beeswax to the frames to increase the acceptance by the bees and to entice them to draw it out faster. You can buy assembled frames with the extra wax already painted on, or you can buy beeswax and paint it on yourself (melt it in a double boiler and use a foam paintbrush), or melt down the beeswax cappings and scrapings you saved from last year and paint it on using a foam paintbrush.
The Essentials Kit Includes:
• Telescoping Outer Cover*
• Wooden Inner Cover*
• 2 Deep Hive Bodies*
• 20 Deep Frames*
Reversible Bottom Board and/or Varroa Monitoring Equipment*
* Denotes a kit component with options.