This kit is for the beekeeper who uses all-medium boxes and is wanting a medium kit on hand for making splits or catching swarms. The nucleus hive is designed to be a temporary home for a colony for several weeks while it builds up its population. A wooden nucleus hive kit provides better protection from the elements.
The beekeeping supplies in this kit include:
You can opt to purchase your beekeeper starter kit unassembled, assembled, or painted. On all of our kits, the boxes and frames are the only parts that would need any assembling. When choosing the assembled option, we will assemble your boxes and frames/foundations with staples and wood glue so you can be assured they will never fall apart. If choosing assembled and painted, we will assemble your equipment, coat it with a white primer, and finish with a layer of premium-quality, UV-resistant white paint on the outside of the equipment.
When looking for beekeeping kits for sale, it can be hard to distinguish the quality online. We have been selling this beekeeping starter kit since 2016, which is very popular and of excellent quality. The wood we use is a durable, 7/8-inch thick, smooth cypress board that is naturally rot-resistant and will last decades even without paint. Besides our cypress wood, we choose to use precision cut frames and foundation with double the beeswax on it as our competition, so you and your bees will be happy with our equipment.
Be sure to check out our Master Series on getting started in beekeeping.
All the pieces of the beekeeping starter kits can be purchased separately, check out our 5 Frame Hive Parts, at the same price as they are in the kit. This way, you can get the bee equipment you want. You can use the list of products above as a guide.
There are other tools available like a bee brush, queen excluder, frame holder, and more that are optional. It's not necessary to purchase everything you need, but there are essentials that every beekeeper uses.