Medium Hive Starter Kit


  • Western Red Cedar medium hive starter kit. This kit includes everything the new beekeeper needs to get started with a 10 frame medium Langstroth hive. Medium hive kits, beekeeping starter kits, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Beekeeping, and tung oil can all be purchased separately if you don't need the whole kit.


    • 3 Red Cedar Medium Boxes (10-frame) with finger joints (Hive bodies)
    • 30 frames
    • Outer cover
    • Inner Cover
    • Cedar bottom board
    • Screws for assembly of medium boxes
    • Starter kit with hat/veil, gloves, stainless steel American smoker, brush and hive tool
    • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Beekeeping book
    • Tung Oil


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

    4 5/8" - 5" Extra Extra Large

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