10 Frame Honey Master Colony Starter Kit Painted

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$554.95 - $564.95
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10 Frame Honey Master Colony Starter Kit - Assembled / Painted

This is the ultimate (and our most popular!) kit for beginner beekeepers! Our beginner beekeeping kits for sale contain all the supplies a beginning beekeeper will need to start their beekeeping adventure with! These beekeeping kits come assembled, painted and ready to use, and are some of the best, most extensive available on the market today.

ALL NEW!! Our Beginner Kits come with your choice of Pierco Triple Waxed plastic one piece frames, or assembled wooden frames with Pierco Triple Waxed foundation! These frames / foundations have the heaviest coating of 100% beeswax available on the market!! The heavier coating of wax helps promote the bees acceptance, and the fresh, natural aroma of the wax helps encourage the bees to start working on it (prevents bees from leaving the hive after being installed, unlike lower grade foundations with less wax coating, found in cheaper hive setups). Your choice of all natural yellow, like beeswax, black deep / yellow honey super, or black deep / white honey super. Why settle for less?

Please note: The difference in colors has nothing to do with the bees acceptance; it all has to do with the preference of each beekeeper. The black foundation makes it easy to find out if your queen is alive and laying well: it is easy to see the small white eggs against the black background, so you don't have to see your queen to know that you have one. It also makes it easier to tell if you have a drone layer. Yellow foundation is more like actual beeswax, and it is quite often more preferred by a lot of our customers.

Honey Master Beekeeping Starter Kit Features:

  • Two Assembled/Painted Deep 9-5/8" 10 Frame Hive Bodies with 20 Assembled Wooden Frames or Plastic One Piece Frames FEATURING Pierco Triple Wax Coatings
  • Two Assembled/Painted Medium 6-5/8" 10 Frame Honey Supers with 20 Assembled Wooden Frames or Plastic One Piece Frames FEATURING Pierco Triple Wax Coatings
  • Assembled/Painted Telescoping Cover
  • Notched Wooden Inner Cover
  • Your Choice: Assembled/Painted Solid Bottom Board OR Assembled/Painted Screened Bottom Board With Drawer
  • Economy Hive Tool
  • Bee Brush
  • Small Stainless Steel Smoker
  • Twine Rolls Smoker Fuel
  • Choice of Bee Suit or Bee Jacket (Choose from size S to 8XL)
  • Goatskin Gloves (Choose from size S to 5XL)
  • Plastic Queen Excluder
  • In Hive Frame Feeder with Cap & Ladders
  • "Homegrown Honey Bees" Book
  • 1 Year Subscription to American Bee Journal or Bee Culture Magazine

Honey Master Colony Starter kit includes the option of choosing a screened bottom board in place of the solid bottom board. Screened bottom board comes with a pull out drawer in the back that has a built in debris tray. The debris tray can be used as an easy way to clean the bottom of your hive, or it can be used as a small hive beetle / Varroa mite trap by filling with a small amount of petroleum jelly or cooking oil. The drawer is removed from the back for easy access without disturbing the hive.

Find more information on sizing and care instructions here.

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  • 5
    Bee hive Starter Kit

    Posted by Gavin Dyer on Jul 10, 2023

    After much looking and thinking I opted for this kit. Swiftly dispatched, it is sturdy and well assembled.

  • 5
    Order received

    Posted by Dan on Mar 09, 2023

    Order received just a few days after placing. Packaged well and all kit parts included and in good condition. Gloves and jacket run true. Thanks.

  • 4

    Posted by Dominic DeSomber on Feb 07, 2023

    This kit looks like it will have the essential things I need to get started as a beekeeper. Thanks Lappe's Bee Supply

  • 5
    Master Starter Kit

    Posted by Jim on Mar 12, 2022

    Everything arrived securely packaged and in short order. The sizing was just as Lappe’s stated and definitely runs a couple sizes small. Looking forward to getting bees and getting everything set up. Lappe’s are extremely helpful and willing to answer your questions.

  • 5
    The Bee's Knees

    Posted by Richard Daniels on Mar 27, 2021

    Lappe's 10 Frame Honey Master Colony Starter Kit is the Bee's Knee's! I have been looking at raising Honey Bees for more years than I can count. I decided to take the leap and ordered the Master Colony which arrived about a week ago. It's everything you'll need to get started and more. The hive is of high quality and there are enough toys to keep you amused. The book however is a "Must Read." I had ordered other books which were much more in-depth and made the thought of beekeeping seem undaunting by providing much more information than a beginner needs. After having read the book that came with my order it all started to make sense, tying up the loose ends so to speak. The people at Lappe's were friendly and easy to work with. My shipment arrived in reasonable time and I will call upon Lappe's for my additional beekeeping needs.

  • 5
    10 Frame Honey Master Colony Starter Kit Painted

    Posted by Will & Joanna Ellis on Mar 05, 2021

    We haven't had a chance to use this yet, but the ordering and customer service was outstanding.

  • 5
    Great purchase

    Posted by Jason on Feb 26, 2021

    This kit includes everything you need to get started. The wood is obviously not select but the quality is good and should last for years if cared for.

  • 5
    10 Frame Honey Master Colony Starter Kit Painted

    Posted by Kris Jones on Jun 07, 2020

    Great kit and a great price. Perfect for the starting beekeeper. I bought this kit when I started and it gave me every who I needed to get started.

  • 5
    10 Frame Honey Master Colony Starter Kit Painted

    Posted by Stephen S Gray on Jun 06, 2020

    We received our starter kit shortly after placing our order. The kit comes with everything needed to get a first-time beekeeper up and running. The hive bodies and accompanying components seem to be well constructed. The quality of the bee suit, veil, and gloves give me a lot of confidence in working with my hive.

  • 5
    Great for starting!

    Posted by Gloria on Apr 16, 2019

    Absolutely loved the kit! Includes everything needed for a beginner beekeeper. Excellent quality and very sturdy. I will most definitely order Lappe's again. Highly recommend!

  • 5
    Starter Kit

    Posted by Tina B. on Apr 15, 2019

    This is an excellent start up kit! Great for the price & very convenient..A great gift for anyone starting up a bee keeping hobby!

  • 5
    Assembled & Ready To Go!

    Posted by Sandy T. on Apr 01, 2019

    This kit has everything I need to get started. Really fast shipping too!

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