Medium Hive Starter Kit

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This item is in high demand! Feel free to order now, but know that the hive will most likely arrive separately and earlier than many of the tools in this kit which won't ship until spring. Thanks for your understanding!
  • 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.

  • Click here for hive assembly instructions!


    • 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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Steven M.

Great well built hive kit.

Great well built hive kit. Easy to assemble and finish.

Glen K.

Slow but sure

The product is excellent and the customer service is excellent. The only problem is their supply chain is weak and it takes several months before the order is received. It was worth the wait however and the company was cooperative

Paul R.

I wouldn't know I didn't

I wouldn't know I didn't assemble it. since my hive arrived much later than my bee's: definitely not on time. I had to hurry up buy a used hive elsewhere. They had over 3 months to fill my order

Sonya S.

I love the medium bee

I love the medium bee hive kit I purchased! It was very easy to put together and looks like a piece of furniture sitting in the field! Thanks again!

Bruce F.

Everything arrived well packaged, went

Everything arrived well packaged, went together easily. The cedar is both nice looking and smells great!

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