Our most popular starter kit!
Just design the boxes and add bees! This grow with me double deep hive kit will get you on your way and provides you the additional components you will need as your colony grows and starts to put honey away!
Everything is completely assembled so it takes the guess work out of assembling all of the hive components. All wooden ware is locally made from either New Brunswick or Nova Scotia quality lumber. When painted properly our hive boxes will provide you and your bees years of service.
For this bundle price you can't go wrong!
Our Kit Includes:
- 1 Solid Bottom Board
- 1 Wooden Entrance Reducer
- 2 Deep Supers
- 20 Deep Frames with Foundation
- 2 Medium Honey Supers
- 20 Medium Frames with Foundation
- 1 standard Inner Cover
- 1 Oversized Outer Cover
- 10" Standard Hive Tool
- 7” Stainless Steel Smoker with Heat Guard
- 1 Bee Brush
- 1 Queen Catcher
- 1 Metal Queen Excluder
- 1 Ceracell Feeder With Rim For Feeding
Kit can be shipped to you completely assembled or you can select unassembled and assemble the boxes and frames yourself.
Who Should Buy This Kit?
This starter kit is great for a beekeeper who wants to keep bees in double deeps and have all of the basic tools needed for convenient beekeeping as well as the extras needed as the bees continue to grow and start to put away honey in the current season or following season.
Anyone who buys this should buy 2. I don't work for this store, just a customer. It is recommended to have at least 2 hives and these kits are fairly complete, although I would add a frame feeder for each kit. One can never have too many hive tools and a few smokers is an asset. This is a good deal, the equipment is good quality, I would recommend this to anyone into keeping bees .
This is a great starter set, all components are high quality. I would recommend this set for anyone getting into beekeeping.
It’s hard to rate the purchase without the inclusion of bees. My one concern involves the date we are supposed to receive our nuc. All my reading suggests we should have bees by the time our fruit trees blossom. Based on our discussion when we picked up our bee-keeping materials, that is not the plan. It makes me wonder why the timing is what it is.
I’m glad your happy with the beekeeping equipment.
The timing of when our nucs are available for pick up is based on multiple factors which includes the weather conditions and how quickly our queens get mated and begin laying brood. In a normal Spring we can begin making splits in May and the colonies are usually ready to go by June. Cold, wet Springs can delay this. We also like to observe our queens after they are mated and laying to ensure good worker brood patterns before releasing the nucs to our customers.
However, receiving your nucs by mid or end of fruit blooms would have no impact on the colonies growth as they still have plenty of time to build up before Fall.