Our handcrafted Langstroth hives are easy to manage and come in several different sizes to fit the needs of the hobbyist bee keeper. These commonly used hives are vertically stacked containing frames for brood and honey. Typically the lower deeper boxes contain the brood and the upper shorter boxes, called honey supers, contain the honey. We offer 10, 8, and 5 frame boxes, frames and wax foundation, landing boards, bottom boards and telescoping and garden covers as well as accessories to fit your hives needs. Please visit our store to see what products we have available.
Condensation can be a real problem in winter hives. Warm air inside the hive rises to the top of the hive and condenses on the colder surface of the telescoping cover. The moisture then drips back down on the bees getting them wet and causes them to freeze and die.
A quilt box placed under the telescoping cover contains a screened bottom and a burlap layer, several inches of wood shavings and a rigid insulated top. Moisture rises to the top of the hive but drips onto the shavings instead of the bees. Quilt boxes also add an extra layer of insulation to your hive. We were very excited this winter to see first hand how well our quilt boxes worked. Our bees stayed warm and dry and we did not have to replace any shavings.
HIVE TOP FEEDERS
Our Hive Top Feeders are so easy to fill and maintain. No more messing around with jars and sticky lids! Each plastic tub holds up to 1-1/2 gallons of liquid feed. The 10 frame feeder has 2 plastic tubs so you can feed two different solutions and up to 3 gallons of feed. The bee ladder allows bees access to the feed without the risk of drowning. Both plastic tubs and ladders are removable for easy cleaning. Hive Top Feeders reduce the risk of robber bees and wasps around your hives.