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The Custom Hive

Wax Coated Build Your Own Beehive

$149.00 $399.00

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Hoover Hives are loved by beekeepers for their dovetail jointed beehives that are dipped in 100% natural beeswax.

From top cover to bottom board, they've been built with durability in mind. Every bee box utilizes dovetail joints which means they'll stay perfectly square for years to come.

To further protect your hive, every exterior facing hive part made by Hoover Hives has been soaked in melted beeswax to allow the wax to penetrate the grains of the wood. This defends your hives from the elements while saving you from the hassle of having to paint them.

With "The Custom Hive" you can be satisfied knowing your perfect hive kit is available. If you want to go with all medium boxes to save yourself from heavy lifting, you can. If you live in the north and have longer winters you can now purchase multiple variations of the 2 deep brood box configurations. Or if you're in the south, this tool allows you to focus on a single deep hive body set up while loading up on medium super boxes. You can even go completely hassle free by getting any of these options fully assembled for you.

Whatever you choose, the custom hive allows you to get exactly what you're looking for at the bundled and best price.

$159.00
Vendor: Hoover Hives SKU: HH10-1D1M
Description
8 Frame Kit Includes:

  • Telescoping Top Cover Capped with Galvanized Steel (100% Wax Coated)(16-1/4″ x 22″ x 2-7/8″)
  • Inner Cover (14″ x 19-7/8″ x 3/4″)
  • Plastic Queen Excluder (14″ x 19-7/8″ x 1/8″)
  • Medium Super Boxes (100% Wax Coated)(14″ x 19-7/8″ x 6-5/8″)
  • Medium Super Langstroth Wood Frames (1-3/8″ x 19″ x 6-1/4″)
  • Plastic Natural Honey Colored Textured CellTech Foundations (100% Wax Coated)(3/16″ x 16-3/4″ x 5-5/8″)
  • Deep Brood Boxes (100% Wax Coated)(14″ x 19-7/8″ x 9-5/8″)
  • Deep Brood Langstroth Wood Frames (1-3/8″ x 19″ x 9-1/8″)
  • Plastic Black Textured CellTech Foundations (100% Wax Coated)(3/16″ x 16-3/4″ x 8-1/2″)
  • Solid Bottom Board (100% Wax Coated)(14″ x 22″ x 2-9/16″)
  • Entrance Reducer (12-1/4″ x 3/4″ x 3/4″)
  • Assembly Required Unless Otherwise Specified

10 Frame Kit Includes:

  • Telescoping Top Cover Capped with Galvanized Steel (100% Wax Coated)(18-1/2″ x 22″ x 2-7/8″)
  • Inner Cover (16-1/4″ x 19-7/8″ x 3/4″)
  • Plastic Queen Excluder (16-1/4″ x 19-7/8″ x 1/8″)
  • Medium Super Boxes (100% Wax Coated)(16-1/4″ x 19-7/8″ x 6-5/8″)
  • Medium Super Langstroth Wood Frames (1-3/8″ x 19″ x 6-1/4″)
  • Plastic Natural Honey Colored Textured CellTech Foundations (100% Wax Coated)(3/16″ x 16-3/4″ x 5-5/8″)
  • Deep Brood Boxes (100% Wax Coated)(16-1/4″ x 19-7/8″ x 9-5/8″)
  • Deep Brood Langstroth Wood Frames (1-3/8″ x 19″ x 9-1/8″)
  • Plastic Black Textured CellTech Foundations (100% Wax Coated)(3/16″ x 16-3/4″ x 8-1/2″)
  • Solid Bottom Board (100% Wax Coated)(16-1/4″ x 22″ x 2-9/16″)
  • Entrance Reducer (14-5/8″ x 3/4″ x 3/4″)
  • Assembly Required Unless Otherwise Specified
Why Choose an 8 Frame Hive?

The major benefit of an 8 frame hive is that it weighs 20% less than a 8 frame hive. Honey is heavy. A 8 frame brood box that is full of honey can weigh up to 90 lbs while medium boxes can weigh up to 60lbs. A 20% difference can save your back.

Why Choose Hoover Hives?

Hoover Hives are known for their beautiful and skillfully crafted wax coated beehives.

Every exterior hive part that may encounter rain or snow has been built with Fir wood and has been coated in 100% natural beeswax to help weather the elements.

We’ve thoughtfully chosen to use Fir wood over the traditional Pine because Fir has a tighter knit grain-flow within the wood than Pine does. This makes our exterior parts far more durable and less likely to shrink, expand, warp, or twist from the rain.

Once we’ve cut the wood, we dip each part into a pool of natural beeswax. We allow the beeswax to be soaked into the hive parts. This not only protects the wood, but is also what gives our hives their natural golden honey lustrous allure.

Hoover Hives hive parts use dimensions that are consistent with the industry standard and are interchangeable with all other Langstroth frame beehives.

Additional Information
Size & Assembly

10 frame hive, 10 frame assembled hive, 8 frame hive, 8 frame assembled hive

Number of Deep Boxes

1 deep box, 2 deep boxes, 0 deep boxes

Number of Medium Boxes

1 medium box, 2 medium boxes, 3 medium boxes, 4 medium boxes, 5 medium boxes

Shipping & Delivery

Our beehives leave the warehouse in mint condition. In transit wooden beehives can become damaged.

We ship out your beehives out during business hours -- we typically ship within 24 hours of when the order was placed. In some cases we do ship your product out on the same day you order it, but if not, you can expect it to be shipped on the following day.

Please note that if you are ordering an assembled product, this may take a little more time.

We use both FedEx and UPS to ship our products, whichever is faster. We ship from central Ohio and on average products take 1 to 4 days to reach your house.

We try our very best to get your beehives to you as fast as possible.

Depending on your order, at times our beehives can be too large to ship in just one package. For your convenience, we will split large orders into multiple boxes that are easy to carry and less accident prone.

Although all of your packages will have left our facility at the same time, please do not be surprised if they do not arrive at the same time. Shipping companies can sometimes be unpredictable, but rest assured your packages will be there soon. Please check your confirmation email for your tracking number(s).

Please order and assemble your hive well in advanced to the arrival of your bees so you know there will be no issues. Poor planning on your part does not render an emergency on ours.

To qualify for free shipping, you must purchase $50 or more in products and live within the continental United States. If your order doesn't quite hit the $50 mark, we have a number of low cost accessories that can be added to your order. As a benefit to you, we also give deep discounts for purchasing in quantities of 2+, 5+, or 10+ of a product so that you can easily meet the $50 minimum on free shipping.

If you wish to have beehives shipped to you out of the United States, then please contact us via email and we'll get you a rate quote.

You can email us at galenafarms@gmail.com or contact us at GalenaFarms.com/contact-us