Warre 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!
  • Everything you need to get started with your first Warre Hive, conveniently bundled together. The Warre hive starter kit is made up of our most popular Warre hive configuration, as well as the items most frequently purchased along with it by new beekeepers. Buying this kit saves you at least $40 off the items purchased separately. The Warre Hive, beekeeping starter kit, Natural Beekeeping with the Warre Hive book, and tung oil can also be purchased individually if you don't need the whole kit.

  • Warre boxes measure 13 3/4" wide by 13 3/4" long by 8 1/4" deep. Boxes are made from 7/8-inch thick Western Red Cedar or 1-inch thick sugar pine.
  • Click here for hive assembly instructions!
  • Includes (All components pre-drilled)

    • Roof 
    • Quilt box with canvas quilt
    • Extra canvas to go between quilt box and top bars
    • 2 Warre boxes with windows
    • 16 one piece top bars with wedge comb guides
    • Standard screened bottom with closable insert and milled feet to further elevate the hive
    • 1 bag of shredded cedar to fill the quilt box
    • Screws
    • Assembly diagram
    • Starter kit with gloves, stainless steel American smoker, veil, brush, and Ultimate Top Bar Hive Tool
    • Natural Beekeeping with the Warre Hive book
    • Tung oil

    Optional

    • Upgrade the veil to a full jacket or full ventilated jacket

    Tools required (Unassembled version only)

    • Drill or screwdriver Stapler (for attaching burlap to quilt box)
    • Approximate assembly time: 45 minutes

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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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GP
01/06/2017
Gale P.
United States

Bee starter kit

This company was wonderful to talk to about their products and helped with what I needed. Look forward to the spring when we can start our bee adventure.

LM
12/30/2016
Luke M.
United States

Awesome thanks for all the

Awesome thanks for all the help

TS
11/18/2016
Tony S.
United States

Very pleased, looks great

I purchased the kit in cedar with the windows. Easily assembled, t didn't take me long to get it together and oil it. I used a shorter screw and weatherproof wood glue to secure the handles.

TH
11/16/2016
Tara H.
United States

Quality product

From the beautiful wood to the easy to assemble directions. This is a quality product from start to finish. The beekeeper woman I know says I did a great job with my choice. Only reason I gave 4 stars is because I waited over a month for delivery. Otherwise very very happy.

ES
09/25/2016
Eric S.

Everything seems to fit and

Everything seems to fit and all the parts I ordered have arrived safely.

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