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Beehive Starter Set Lite
This is our cypress "starter hive lite". It is a complete beehive ready for bees like our standard hive, but it has 1 Deep and 2 Medium supers for those beekeepers that want a lighter hive to work. We recommend the standard "2 Deep and 1 Medium super" setup for beekeepers that own a snow shovel! The set comes fully assembled, primed and painted with 10 deep wooden frames,19 medium frames and and wax foundation all ready for bees.
In the photo you can see the telescoping top on the left, the entrance reducer in the foreground, the inner cover on the right side and the frame holder with frame on the top right. The R-5 telescoping top has an inch and a half of styrofoam sandwiched between 2 layers of plywood to provide 5 times the R factor of a standard wood top. This not only reduces heat loss in Winter, but keeps the hive cooler in Summer. Both of these facts means more honey for you!
Shipping the hive fully assembled costs a bit more due to the added bulk, than shipping the pieces. But, we think having the proper tools, screws, glue, and paint; saves time, money, and makes for a better hive!