Essentials Kit: 8FR Unassem

If you are catching swarms or making splits, this 8 frame unassembled beginner beehive kit is a great product to start with.

Besides the options to the right, each kit includes a Wooden Entrance Reducer.
  • Item Code: WEKU8
  • 189 USDPrice: $189.00

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This essential beehive kit comes complete with everything you need to get started with beekeeping. This kit includes all the components needed to start a colony quickly. Later, you can either reunite colonies or top with additional boxes.

Click here to learn more about your options when purchasing this kit.

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.

The Essentials Hive Kit includes:

  • Telescoping outer cover*
  • Wooden inner cover
  • 2 deep hive bodies*
  • 16 deep frames*
  • Reversible bottom board and/or varroa monitoring equipment*

*Denotes a kit component with options.

Note: 8 frame boxes may not have holes drilled for starting nails. Nails are included in this kit.