These are 8-frame hive bodies, meaning they can comfortably receive 8Frames of the corresponding depth.
A DEEP hive body is usually the year-round bottom box or "brood box" in a Langstroth setup, although lots of beekeepers also use it as a honey "super"
Dimensions are 19-7/8" L x 16-1/4" W x 9-1/2" H - weight is 65-80lbsfilled
A MEDIUM hive body is typically added for the bees to store their honey reserves , but it can also be used as a brood box if you keep all medium boxes. Any box added on top of the brood box for the purpose of storing honey may be called a "honey super"
Dimensions are 19-7/8" L x 16-1/4" W x 6-5/8" H - weight is 50lbs-55lbsfilled
We recommend Top-Bar Hives for much lighter, cheaper, and easier beekeeping, especially for backyard/urban/hobby beekeepers.
However, some beekeepers need Langstroth equipment typically used for commercial operations, and in that case we highly recommend all same size boxes, with all 8-frame medium throughout the board being the most ideal configuration to minimize depth & width incompatibilities and heavy lifting.
The store will carry all types, starting with 8-frames as follows:
Unassembled - you glue/nail/square and paint
Assembled - you paint
Assembled & painted - ready to use immediately, we've done all the work for you!
8 Frame HIVE BODY
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100% of the proceeds from the store sales go to support our community outreach programs (Hives for Schools, Youth Beekeeping Scholarship, Beekeeping Training for a dignified income at Community First! Village and the Congolese women refugee farm program by FAM)