Medium 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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  • Includes

    • 3 Western Red Cedar or Sugar Pine medium boxes (10-frame) with comb joints
    • 30 medium 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 Beekeeping book
    • Tung Oil, 8oz

  • Optional

    • 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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    Ronald N.
    United States

    Almost everything was perfect. Only

    Almost everything was perfect. Only one small problem. The bottom panel of the roof section was about a 1/4 inch too long. I had to trim it down to make it fit into the groves on all four sides.

    Tom A.
    United States

    Great looking hive!

    Rec'd partial order initially and rest of the order today. I think I have the whole order but have not itemized contents yet. UPS Delays on delivery on both partial deliveries due to weather.

    Steven M.

    Great well built hive kit.

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

    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!