Medium hives are a great choice for someone that wants to handle lighter boxes, and/or keep all the boxes the same size. If you’ve chosen to go with the all-medium hive, this kit is for you! Due to the smaller space of the medium boxes, our medium hive kits each include 2 boxes with frames.
Can’t decide between 8 frame or 10 frame? This guide may help: 8 Frame or 10 Frame, which is best?
Most of our competitors kits seem to be just a basic hive with a few trinkets thrown in on top. We try to make our kits more comprehensive, and with more choices to allow you to get what you really need. That’s why we include the Beekeeping for Dummies book, which is one of the most respected modern beekeeping guides, packed with 500 pages of up-to-date info. We also include cool things like extra-heavy waxed foundation, with more beeswax applied to encourage your bees to build comb faster and get that new hive thriving! And last but not least, our protective clothing options allow you to choose what level of protection you’re comfortable with.
Our standard beginner kit includes:
1 – HDPE plastic solid bottom board (wood screened bottom board optional)
1 – wood entrance reducer
2 – 6-5/8″ medium hive super, assembled
20 – assembled wood frames with extra heavy wax coated foundation (includes only 16 frames if the 8 frame hive is selected)
1 – assembled wood inner cover
1 – HDPE plastic telescoping outer cover, assembled with stainless steel screws
1 – Boardman entrance feeder
1 – Beekeeping For Dummies book, 2020 edition
1- J-hook hive tool
1 – stainless steel bee smoker
3 – smoker fuel packs
1 – leather beekeeper gloves