These boxes use the same quality lumber as our premium deep hive boxes, but failed to meet our stringent quality requirements. They may include small, tight knots, dents, or minor tearing that isn't allowed on our other boxes. No defects that compromise the structural integrity or fit of the box are allowed.
Choose your wood type, with windows or without, and whether you'd like 8-frame or 10-frame boxes.
8-frame boxes measure 14" wide by 19¾" long by 9⅝" deep
10-frame boxes measure 16" wide by 19¾" long by 9⅝" deep
FSCⓇ certified Douglas Fir or Sugar Pine deep hive box with comb joints
20 stainless steel screws
(Frames not included)
Choose closed sides or windows on each side of box with CNC cut window covers, black walnut latches, and stainless steel hardware
We use only clear wood on our hives, meaning no knots are allowed.
Sugar Pine is our value wood option. Beautiful, strong, takes paint or sealant well, and is more stable and lighter than more common ponderosa pine.
Douglas fir is our most popular wood option. The hardest and strongest of our woods, it will withstand sharp hive tools and last for years with a coat of tung oil or paint.
Western Red Cedar is our premium wood option. It is rot resistant, dimensionally stable, insulates well, and doesn't require painting or sealing.
All of our wood is sustainably harvested and FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified.
Langstroth hives are made to accommodate either 8-frames or 10-frames per box.
We offer our hives with or without frames that include removable, precision-milled foundation-less comb guides so the bees can build their own natural comb. If you want to use foundation, these frames include grooves to accept it.
Wood: Precision moulded, comb-cut shingles, and gabled roof with stainless steel hardware create superior rain runoff and longevity.
Composite Copper: The same roof frame and stainless steel hardware, but CNC cut composite copper material gives your hive a timeless look, and doesn't require any maintenance or painting.
Choose between deep hive boxes with CNC-cut windows on either side, with black walnut closures, or standard solid boxes without windows.
Top bars are Warre's original design, allowing your bees to build off of the precision-milled wedge. Combs will get attached to the sides of the box, so individual comb removal can be more difficult than with frames.
Four-sided frames allow your bees to build entirely within the frame and make comb removal easier. Comb guides in the top and bottom of the frame lead to straighter comb attachment.