Deep Hive Starter Kit

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NOTE:   Our Western Red Cedar hives are made to order with a current lead time of 30-45 days. For quicker delivery, select Sugar Pine. For immediate shipment, select our Quick Ship hives.

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  • 2 Western Red Cedar or Sugar Pine deep boxes (10-frame) with comb joints
  • 20 frames
  • Comb Cut Roof with precision milled shingles
  • Inner Cover
  • Screened bottom board with plastic insert
  • Stainless steel screws
  • Assembly diagram and instructions
  • Starter kit with hat/veil, gloves, stainless steel American smoker, brush, and hive tool
  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Beekeepingbook
  • Tung Oil, 8oz


    • Upgrade combination hat and veil to full jacket with veil or full ventilated jacket with veil

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        • Jacket Sizing

          Small: 36"-38" chest (Fits most people 5'0"-5'7", 110-145lb)

          Medium: 40"-42" chest (Fits most people 5'5"-5-9", 135-165lb)

          Large: 44"-46" chest (Fits most people 5'8"-6'1", 155-200lb)

          Extra Large: 48"-50" chest (Fits most people 6'0"-6'5", 200-250lb)

          Jackets should not fit snugly. You will want some room inside the jacket should a honey bee end up inside with you!

          Glove Sizing

          Gloves size is determined by measuring across the knuckles, not including the thumb (I.E. the widest point of the palm). You want your gloves to fit snugly as the leather will stretch slightly over time.

          2 1/2" - 2 3/4" Extra Small

          3" - 3 1/8" Small

          3 1/4" - 3 5/8" Medium

          3 3/4" - 4" Large

          4 1/4" - 4 1/2" Extra Large

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      Denise B.
      United States

      Deep Hive Starter kit

      It was easy to put together and looks great.

      Pacifica Ca

      A little late but made up for it

      The order was late with a couple problems but customer service reached out and made it right. I was getting discouraged but with their follow up and support made up for the mishaps. The hive is beautiful cedar and am putting a swarm in soon

      Emilie N.
      United States

      But if you're new to all this....

      The item arrived earlier than i expected based on reviews and i'm glad i ordered it during the winter to give myself time to get used to it all. The instructions weren't included (they've been busy!!) but a link was provided for me immediately. Customer service is some of the best I've ever dealt with, and they care a great deal about their products. Here's the rub. If you have never done this, the instructions are a little incomplete. Read the book first and you'll find all sorts of information about the frames. Tung oil is included, but if you're a noob, it's only for the outside, not the inside. No information is on the instructions, but i looked that up. There's also no mention of wire, so....looked that up too. Fine gauge stainless steel wire is what everyone calls for, though i can't see why fishing line won't work just as well. So read the book first and be prepared for a little more time, effort and money than the instructions call for. I got the upgraded vented jacket and it looks like it'll work great at keeping me safe from stings when the time comes, and all the other accessories look just fine. Overall, it was a good, interesting experience!

      Jim T.
      United States

      Great start...

      Deep Hive Starter Kit is a quality set, sure to get this novice beekeeper off to a good start.

      Jack S.
      United States

      Wonderful set

      I haven't yet built it, but everything is great. The supplies are of excellent quality. The hive itself is a work of art, and very well built, worth the price.