8 Frame Budget Colony Starter Kit Painted

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8 Frame Budget Colony Starter Kit Painted

  This kit is a great way to start out in beekeeping if you are watching your budget. You will need to add another 9-5/8" deep brood box and then 6-5/8" honey supers to this bee hive over time as your colony grows. Our 8 frame Budget Colony Starter Kit comes assembled, painted, and ready to use. Kit includes:

  • (1) 8 Frame Single Story Hive made from quality pine. Bee hive includes a reversible bottom board and a 2 sided entrance reducer, one 9-5/8" hive body, eight 9-1/8" assembled wood frames with black wax coated plastic foundation, one 8 frame 2 sided inner cover, and one 8 frame telescoping lid.

  • Beekeepers Choice Cotton Bee Suit and Zipper Veil with Hat

  • Standard Vented Goatskin Leather Gloves - color may vary

  • 9" Hive Tool

  • Bee Brush

  • Stainless Steel Smoker with Guard

  • 5 lb. Wood Pellet Smoker Fuel

  • 9-5/8" Deep In-Hive Feeder with Cap and Ladders

  • "Beekeeping: A Practical Beekeeping Guide To Keeping & Managing Bees Properly" Book

Budget Colony Starter Kit also includes the options of adding:

  • 8 Frame Assembled/Painted Screened Bottom Board that comes with a pull out drawer that has a build 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 beetle trap by filling with petroleum jelly or cooking oil. The drawer is easily cleaned the removing slide in the back.

  • Western Red Cedar Hive Stand - raises your bee hive 12" off the ground to a comfortable working height. Stands work great when used with screened bottom boards to provide proper ventilation during the hot summer months. Hive stand comes with a removable landing board that can be taken off during the winter months so that snow does not build up in front of the entrance.