Milled in Portland, Oregon, offered in either kiln-dried Western Red Cedar or sustainable Sugar Pine, our Langstroth beehive kit includes two deep boxes to get you started. These boxes feature our specially designed comb joint, which make them incredibly strong, durable, beautiful, and easy to assemble with the provided stainless steel screws. Interchangeable with standard Langstroth hive parts. Available in 8-frame and 10-frame size. Our deep boxes fit any standard 9 1/8" deep Langstroth frames.
Optional CNC cut windows on both sides of each box are a fantastic addition to any hive for a quick look into your colony without disturbing your bees. Includes clear plastic, window covers, stainless screws, springs and latches.
8-frame boxes measure 14" wide by 19 7/8" long by 9 5/8" deep. 10-frame boxes measure 16" wide by 19 7/8" long by 9 5/8" deep.
The Hive is great but the frames are not very good. My bees are starting to build from the bottom.
Quick delivery, all parts arrived in good condition.
I have purchased two of these 10 frame deep hive kits. I love them and they are beautiful. I like the hive bodies, the inner covers and telescoping tops. I can say that I do not care much for the solid bottom board it cracked soon after we got it. Maybe it is the nature of cedar but I also had a bit of warping between the hive bodies that has been an issue for robbing. I ended up having to staple screen across the gap between the lower hive body and the upper one to keep robbers from entering the hive though the 4-5" long gap. I like the company, I think they are trying to deliver high quality products with some innovations for a reasonable price.
I assembled it and set it out in the yard but didn't buy any bees this year. I thought I'd see if I captured a swarm. The pieces fit together well for the most part. I had to remove a little wood at a couple places of the box joints but I have sharp chisels so it wasn't a problem. The instructions listed different sizes of nails for the frames but the nails I got were all the same size and there were two packs more than I needed. My only disappointment was that it took a long time to get it.