8 Frame Two Story Painted Bee Hive Colony Expanding Kit
8 frame Two Story Bee Hive Colony Expanding Kit is made with pine and comes assembled and painted for your convenience - just remove from the shipping box, set up and your ready to add your bees! This beehive is enough to get you going with your bees, until honey season begins. Once the honey flow starts, then you will need to purchase additional honey super boxes to add onto this hive, so the bees will have a place to store their extra honey.
ALL NEW!! All of our bee hives 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, or black deep. 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.
Bee Hive Features:
- Two Assembled/Painted Deep 9-5/8" 8 Frame Hive Bodies with 8 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
This hive is assembled using commercial grade hive body parts; expect some knots & cracks on painted surfaces.