Sizing The ideal starter kit for anyone looking to get started with bees, regardless of the hive type. Includes Combination hat with veil Gloves Ultimate top bar hive tool Brush Optional You can upgrade your hat veil to a full jacket and veil or ventilated jacket and veil (this takes the place of the hat veil combo), and add a smoker if you'd like! Upgrade combination hat veil to full jacket or ventilated jacket and...
Our ultimate top bar hive tool is hand-forged in Portland, Oregon from 1/4" steel. Our top bar hive tools works well for all hive types. It is perfect for detaching comb from hive sides, cutting and scraping propolis, and prying frames. Whether you're using a horizontal top bar hive, a Warre hive, or a foundationless Langstroth, this is the only hive tool you'll need to carry! Our tool is based on the "Bill Wood Comb Knife", but...
This no-frills, standard hive tool is perfect for Langstroth hives, and also works with your horizontal top bar hive or Warre hive. One end is painted bright red so you don't lose it in the grass! 9" long 1.5" wide at the tip
A staple tool for any bee keeper, the bee brush is used during basic management, inspecton, honey harvest or during transfer of comb from one hive to another. (We recommend you use your brush sparingly, as they have the potential to injure or irritate the bees!) This brush can be washed should it become covered with honey or propolis.
This is our favorite smoker. At 4"x7" it is the ideal compact design for those situations where smoke is necessary. Stainless steel construction, great bellows and a hook and bottom rest.
Pure tung oil is the ideal oil with which to treat your new top bar hive or Warre hive! Thought to originate in China as early as 400 B.C., tung oil is made by pressing the seeds of the Tung Tree. It is a natural oil without any additives or chemicals that will prolong the life of your hive, and help it to retain its beautiful cedar coloration! Don't settle for other tung oils with...
Super-useful, lemongrass essential oil is what is used to lure swarms to bait hives. It mimics the pheromone that scout bees release when looking for a new home, and has been said to double your chances at luring a swarm to a hive or trap. Just put a couple drops of the oil inside the entrance of your hive and wait! You can also refresh the oil weekly to keep the scent fresh. If you've...
Double jar feeder for use in Warre, Langstroth or top bar hives. This is our favorite feeder as it doesn't leak and allows for twice the storage capacity of other feeders. To use in top bar hives - Place feeder in the bottom of your hive on the side of the follower board with bees. The feeder sits in such a way that the bees can still access liquid by going under. Regularly monitor through...
Entrance or "boardman" feeder. While we don't recommend using a boardman feeder on the entrance of a hive, we do find they work very well inside top bar hives. The lid (included) fits most quart mason jars. Simply fill the jar with the feed of your choice, screw on the lid, upturn it over the feeder and place the feeder on the floor of your top bar hive. It can be used on the same...
This 1 gallon hive top feeder is a great option to feed your Langstroth hives. Due to its low height, it fits well into a shallow, medium or deep box on top of the inner cover. Bees craw up through the bottom into the feed area, and due to the rough plastic on the inside, are better-able to crawl their way out. This gives it more versatility than most other top feeders such as a...
The Warre Hive Spacing Tool is crafted from galvanized metal to prevent corrosion. Use it to quickly add the proper space between 8 bars in your Warre boxes. The handle is large enough to comfortable fit most hands, even while wearing beekeeping gloves. Made in Oregon.
This stainless steel mouse guard is precision milled in Portland, Oregon and made specifically for Warre hives. It measures 6" long by 1" high. The 7 3/8" holes are the ideal size for keeping mice out in the winter, while still allowing bees to come and go. We suggest you get your mouse guards on in the fall just before the temperatures drop too low for the bees to break cluster and protect the hive...
This wax is as pristine as it gets! This beeswax is rendered from treatment-free beehives. Untreated hives means: no pesticides, miticides, or medications used inside the hive, so no chemicals muck-up your candle, balm, or craft projects! 1lb of beeswax
Just like the rest of the beeswax we sell, but in a beautiful 4lb bar! Sourced from treatment free bee hives. Great for candles, lip balms, or any other wax-based products.
Three, 1oz bars of treatment-free beeswax. Most wax available on the market comes from hives that have been medicated with all sorts of chemicals; this wax is as pristine as it gets!
This wonderful honey gate is made from hard, food grade plastic and seals air-tight when closed. 1 1/2 inch gate with 2 "O" rings ensures no leaks. This is our favorite honey gate that we use on all of our bucket strainer systems. Made in Italy. We recommend using a 1 7/8" (48mm) hole saw to cut the hole in the bucket for installation.
Super-handy bucket strainer system for extracting honey using the crush-and-strain method. Place honeycombs into the top bucket, which is lined with a screened bag, smash up the combs, place the the lid on top and wait for your honey to drain into the bucket below! Speed up the process by putting the buckets in the sun (making sure the lid is on tight so no insects get in) or in a heated room. Used for...
These super-useful hive staples are a must, when moving Warre hives and Langstroth hives. By stapling the boxes together you ensure that the hive won't come apart in the back of your car or when you are carrying it! These staples are a staple in every apiary (sorry)! Includes 50 2" hive staples.