The Starter Kit

Painted 10 Frame Beehive - Starter Kit

$149.00 $164.00

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Are you thinking about becoming a beekeeper? With "The Starter Kit", NuBee has compiled everything you need to have a strong start in your new hobby. They've aimed for an affordable package, that also has the durability to last for years.

This starter kit is 'Nuc Ready' which means it contains 5 wax coated frames made from food grade plastic instead of 10. The reason for this is because when you buy your bees they commonly come in '5 Frame Nucs' that already have bees and honeycomb on it. With this kit, you'll be able to slip your 5 frame nuc into this hive to have a full 10 frame hive.

The hive is easy to set up and comes painted and preassembled. It will save you a lot of time, money, and effort while trying to find paints that don't have toxic volatile organic compound (VOC's) in them.

This kit also includes protective gear like a pair of elbow length gloves, a jacket with a cinched bottom end, and a reinforced veil to stand up right and away from your head.

NuBee has also included accessories like The Original Smoker to help calm and distract your bees while you're handling the hive. The hive tool can be used to pry open the hive boxes, scrape away unwanted comb and help you pick up frames.

NuBee beehives are constructed using Fir wood and have dovetail joints for greater durability. They use CellTech foundations that have already been coated in 100% beeswax to ensure your bees quickly develop an even layer of comb. Their foundations are made of food grade plastic and have been colored for useful purposes. The black food grade plastic was chosen for the deep brood frames to make it easier for you to inspect the white brood eggs against a dark background.

See below for measurements.

Vendor: NuBee SKU: NU10-1DSK
Kit Includes:

  • Telescoping Top Cover Capped with Galvanized Steel (Painted Wood)(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″)
  • 1 Deep Brood Box (Painted Wood)(16-1/4″ x 19-7/8″ x 9-5/8″)
  • 5 Deep Brood CellTech Plastic Frames/Foundations (100% Wax Coated)(1-3/8″ x 19″ x 9-1/8″)
  • Solid Bottom Board (Painted Wood)(16-1/4″ x 22″ x 2-9/16″)
  • Entrance Reducer (14-5/8″ x 3/4″ x 3/4″)
  • Elbow Length Leather Gloves
  • Extra Protective Jacket
  • Reinforced Up Right Veil
  • The Original Smoker
  • Curled Hive Tool
  • Product Comes Assembled

Why Choose NuBee Hives?

From day one NuBee has sought to lower barriers that prevent people from picking up the veil and becoming a backyard beekeeper. With this goal in mind, NuBee originally focused on developing an 8 frame hive that would be as light and durable as possible, at an honest price.

Since then NuBee has grown into 10 frame beehives and are now a favorite first hive among beekeepers. Their balance between high quality and affordability is second to none. They continue to delight customers with their attention to detail at such a great price. Every joint has been cut using dovetails to ensure a perfectly square hive.

NuBee uses a combination of Fir and Pine to produce treasures that will last for years to come. The craftsmanship is noteworthy and their hive parts are cut using the same industry standard dimensions that all other Langstroth beehive brands are made with. This means every one of their parts are interchangeable with any other 10 frame beehive parts you may already have.

These days, NuBee continues to lower barriers by dedicating its extra time to teaching beekeepers how to start successful apiaries. They are not only equipping you with the right tools, but are focusing on equipping you with the right knowledge on how to use them.

Looking to Buy in Bulk?

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Additional Information

Starter kit with 5 frames, Starter kit with 10 frames

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.

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