• 10-FRAME BASIC BEEKEEPING STARTER KIT, PAINTED

    Do you want to try beekeeping on a budget? This 10-Frame Basic Beekeeping Starter Kit is perfect for you! The fully assembled kit includes a hive body, 10 frames, gloves, a veil, a smoker, and more.

    The kit comes with:

    • 9⅝-inch assembled painted hive body
    • 10 9⅛-inch assembled frames with natural waxed Rite-Cell Foundation
    • Painted telescoping cover with inner cover, assembled
    • Painted bottom board with reducer, assembled
    • 9½-inch hive tool
    • Pair of economy leather gloves (large, color may vary)
    • Alexander bee veil
    • Dome top smoker with guard
    • The New Starting Right with Bees informational booklet
    • Painted kits come with a painted bottom board

    Once your colony is established, you may need to add another brood chamber and honey supers for nectar flows. Additional heavy clothing is recommended for added protection.

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    Please allow two weeks for delivery. Available for shipment to continental U.S. addresses only.

    Item: 9513
  • 10-FRAME GARDEN HIVERY KIT

    With this beautiful Garden Hivery, your beekeeping grounds will enjoy increased pollination and an upscale look for your colony! The durable copper-colored aluminum protects your hive from the elements and also resists fingerprints.

    The kit includes:

    • Garden Hivery cover with inner cover
    • 9⅝-inch assembled 10-frame hive body
    • 10 9⅛-inch assembled frames with natural waxed Rite-Cell Foundation
    • Assembled bottom board with entrance reducer

    FREE SHIPPING!

    Please allow two weeks for delivery. Available for shipment to continental U.S. addresses only.

    Item: 9516
  • TOP BAR HIVE KIT, UNASSEMBLED

    An economical approach to top bar beekeeping, our new Top Bar Hive Kit will get you started! This hive is built from precision-milled pine and simple to assemble. The kit is easy on your back and on your wallet!

    It includes:

    • Follower board with feeding port
    • 28 top bars
    • Corrugated roof for ventilation

    It measures 33 3/8 inches by 51 13/16 inches by 30 7/8 inches

    Assembly required, includes nails and easy-to-follow instructions.

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    Please allow two weeks for delivery. Available for shipment to continental U.S. addresses only.

    Item: 9517
  • 10-FRAME COMPLETE HIVE KIT, PAINTED

    You can start a new colony with our 10-Frame Complete Hive Kit! This hive kit is fantastic for those who want to start beekeeping as a hobby and amateur beekeepers who want to expand their beeyard.

    The kit includes:

    • 9⅝-inch assembled hive body, painted
    • 10 9⅛-inch assembled frames with natural waxed Rite-Cell Foundation
    • Telescoping cover with inner cover, assembled and painted
    • Bottom board with reducer, assembled and painted

    FREE SHIPPING!

    Please allow two weeks for delivery. Available for shipment to continental U.S. addresses only.

    Item: 9515
  • 10-FRAME COMPLETE HIVE KIT

    You can start a new colony with our 10-Frame Complete Hive Kit! This hive kit is fantastic for those who want to start beekeeping as a hobby and amateur beekeepers who want to expand their beeyard.

    The kit includes:

    • 9⅝-inch assembled hive body
    • 10 9⅛-inch assembled frames with natural waxed Rite-Cell Foundation
    • Telescoping cover with inner cover, assembled
    • Bottom board with reducer, assembled

    FREE SHIPPING!

    Please allow two weeks for delivery. Available for shipment to continental U.S. addresses only.

    Item: 9514
  • 100 PLANTS TO FEED THE BEES

    The international bee crisis is threatening our global food supply, but this user-friendly field guide shows what you can do to help protect our pollinators. The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation offers browsable profiles of 100 common flowers, herbs, shrubs, and trees that attract bees, butterflies, moths, and hummingbirds. The recommendations are simple: sow seeds for some plants — such as basil, rhododendron, and blueberries — and simply don’t mow down abundant native species, including aster, goldenrod, and milkweed. 100 Plants to Feed the Bees will empower homeowners, landscapers, apartment dwellers — anyone with a scrap of yard or a window box — to protect our pollinators.

    Item: 8142
  • ADVANCED TOP BAR BEEKEEPING

    Bee populations are plummeting worldwide. Colony collapse disorder poses a serious threat to many plants that rely on bees for pollination, including a significant proportion of our food crops. Top bar hives are based on the concept of understanding and working with bees' natural systems, enabling top bar beekeepers to produce honey and natural wax while helping bees thrive now and in the years ahead.

    Advanced Top Bar Beekeeping picks up where author Christy Hemenway’s The Thinking Beekeeper left off, providing a wealth of information for backyard beekeepers ready to take the next step with this economical, bee-friendly approach. Hemenway shares:

    • Guidance and techniques for the second season and beyond
    • An in-depth analysis of the dangers climate change and conventional agriculture present to pollinators
    • An inspiring vision of restoring bee populations through organic farming and natural, chemical-free beekeeping

    While continuing to emphasize the intimate connection between our food system, bees, and the well-being of the planet, Advanced Top Bar Beekeeping breaks new ground in the quest to shift the dominant agricultural paradigm away from chemical-laden, industrial monoculture and toward healthy, diverse local farming. See what all the buzz is about with this must-read guide for the new breed of thinking beekeeper.

    Item: 8165
  • BETTER BEEKEEPING

    Backyard beekeepers everywhere agree: a successful colony is a thing of beauty.

    Thousands of beekeepers have started beekeeping thanks to Kim Flottum's first book, The Backyard Beekeeper, and they have added to their repertoire of skills with The Backyard Beekeeper's Honey Handbook. Now, Better Beekeeping answers the question, "What do I do now that I'm a beekeeper?" This book takes serious beekeepers past the beginning stages and learning curves and offers solutions and rewards for keeping bees a better way. Better queens, better winters, better food, and better bees await any beekeeper willing to take on the challenge of having the right number of bees, of the right age, in the right place, in the right condition, at the right time.

    About the Author
    After receiving a degree in production horticulture from the University of Wisconsin, Kim Flottum began a career in honey bee pollination research with the USDA and a life-long interest in the multifaceted hobby and business of beekeeping. He next used his acquired skills to raise apples and vegetables in Connecticut, before moving to Medina, Ohio, in 1986 to become editor of the 132-year-old magazine, Bee Culture.

    Item: 5759
  • BUILD YOUR OWN BEEKEEPING EQUIPMENT

    Tony Pisano's step-by-step illustrated instructions show you how to build everything you need, including hive bodies, supers, covers, hive stands, frames, swarm catchers, feeders, and more.

    Item: 6730
  • HONEY BEE HOBBYIST

    Beekeeping isn't just for the professional farmer-bees can be kept in any situation, from the simple backyard patio and garden to large expanses of farmland. A comprehensive and attractive beekeeping guide from Hobby Farm Press (the same folks who bring you Hobby Farms and Hobby Farm Home magazines), Honey Bee Hobbyist takes readers from finding their bees, housing them, collecting honey and using their produce for pleasure and possible profit. This colorful book includes entertaining chapters on the history of bees and beekeeping, and serves as an extensive introduction to help novice beekeepers fully understand this exciting hobby!

    Item: 6983
  • KEEPING BEES IN HORIZONTAL HIVES

    Learn natural beekeeping from Europe's foremost beekeeping authority. Georges de Layens, inventor of the world's most popular horizontal hive, shares a lifetime of experience on how to get started in simplified beekeeping; choose the best hive model for you and your bees; manage your hives with just two visits per year; take advantage of horizontal hives and deep frames, and much more.

    Item: 8772
  • KEEPING BEES IN TOWNS AND CITIES

    Keeping Bees in Towns and Cities features everything an urbanite needs to know to start keeping bees: how to select the perfect hive, how to buy bees, how to care for a colony, how to harvest honey, and what to do in the winter. Urban beekeeping has particular challenges and needs, and this book highlights the challenges and presents practices that are safe, legal and neighbor-friendly.

    The text is rounded out with profiles of urban beekeepers from all over the world, including public hives at the Maryland Center for Horticulture; beekeeping on an office balcony in Melbourne, Australia; and a poolside hive at a hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia.

    Item: 6396

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