Great construction and follow up service. I already ordered another hive for next year to avoid the rush. Bee thinking staff (especially Emily) have been awesome with my varied questions. Thanks, Mike Anchorage, Alaska
Loved it! Best quality!
The top bar hive needed a little sanding to smooth it out a little. But that was fairly easy to do with some fine 300 grit sand paper. I did it right before coating it with tung oil, and it turned out pretty nicely. Also, one of the top bars where the bees attach their combs was splintered when it arrived, but customer service is very good at replacing any broken or missing pieces. All considered, this is a well made product, and looks great in my backyard. I got the copper panels for the roof, and it adds a nice touch to the hive. I would definitely recommend this starter kit to anyone who is looking into starting their own beehive, and still needs all of the supplies that go along with beekeeping.
I like it so far- bees have been in for about 2 weeks, cannot check on them b/c it has not stopped raining. took a while to figure out the roof was hinged- I thought you had to keep lifting it off- you should explain that( not being critical just tying to help you out- also was I suppose to put spacer nails to separate the bars- I did not, but as I think about it, small finishing nails would have been great had I thought of it It would have given the bars more stability & there would not have been a wide space at the second section. I didn't have any instructions on these 2 items so I winged it