Beginner Kit: 8FR Unassem

Get our 8 frame unassembled beginners beehive kit for a quick and easy start to beekeeping.

Besides the options to the right, each kit includes:
  • Deep Rim Inner Cover
  • BeeMax® Hivetop Feeder
  • Stainless Steel Smoker with Heat Shield
  • 10" Standard Hive Tool
  • Wooden Entrance Reducer
  • Item Code: BK8U
  • 329.95 USDPrice: $329.95

Choose Your Options:


Wood Grade: Mediums & Deeps (Required)
Medium Frames (Required)
Queen Excluder (Required)
Book (Required)
Deep Frames (Required)
Bottom Board (Required)
Glove Style & Size (Required)
Helmet & Veil (Required)


This 8 Frame unassembled kit has everything (except the bees) to get you started on your beekeeping adventures. It is made from long-lasting Eastern Pine and has all the necessities from top to bottom. We've added a Varroa screen for Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and a 3 gallon hive top feeder.

When choosing plastic frames or plastic foundation, we highly recommend that you apply extra beeswax to the plastic to increase the acceptance by the bees and to entice them to draw it out faster. 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.

Learn more about your options when purchasing this kit.

The Beginner Kit Includes:

  • Telescoping Outer Cover
  • Wooden Inner Cover
  • BeeMax® Hivetop Feeder
  • 2 Medium Supers*
  • 16 Medium Frames*
  • 2 Deep Hive Bodies*
  • 16 Deep Frames*
  • Reversible Bottom Board*
  • Varroa Monitoring Equipment*
  • Hive Tool
  • Stainless Steel Smoker with Heat Shield
  • Beginning Beekeeping Book*
  • Leather Gloves*
  • Veil and Helmet*
  • Queen Excluder*

* Denotes a kit component with options.