The deep box is almost strictly used as a place for the queen to lay eggs, also is called a brood box, brooder, or hive body. The 5 frame box is an exception to the normal 8 and 10 frame boxes because 5 frame equipment is typically used only temporarily. Either to capture a swarm and allow it to grow in a small space for a few weeks or to make a new colony.
This cypress Langstroth hive is a complete kit with the woodenware needed to start your first beehive. The beekeeping supplies in this kit include:
5 Deep sheets of double wax foundation
You can opt to purchase your 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.
We have set ourselves apart by supplying high-quality equipment to beekeepers and our kits are where we started doing this. 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.
In 2015, we were tired and disappointed with using the standard thinly coated, Mann-lake plastic foundation, and others like it. The bees just would not build comb on it... So we changed to what the bees like more and found a supplier who would apply twice the beeswax on it. And our bees and our customers have never looked back. The additional coat of American beeswax makes a SIGNIFICANT difference to the bees (and the beekeepers). Our bees just love it!
See our other Cypress Boxes With Frames.