Hex Hive - Hexagonal Beehive Starter Kit

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Hex Hive - Hexagonal Beehive Starter Kit

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SHIPPING IS INCLUDED IN THIS PRICE!

The newly revised Hex Hive® (Patent No.US D652,997 S) is now ready and available! Some exciting changes have been made to make this Hex Hive® an even better home for honeybees! The components of this kit come fully assembled, so you'll be up and running in no time - just add bees.

A new change: the peaked roof is now made of copper. Copper is antimicrobial which helps maintain a healthier hive.

Please note, most Hex Hive's are made to order, so a two week lead time may be required before your order can ship. Circumstances and in stock situations will vary, so please inquire if a faster turn around time is required.

The really exciting new change is also a secret to healthier colonies: every super is made from cedar that's smooth on the outside and rough on the inside

Dr. Marla Spivak of the University of Minnesota has done extensive research on honeybees and their propolis placement in wild trees. She has discovered that in tree cavities containing rough bark, honeybees will create a “propolis envelope” around the comb area. This creates a healthier, antiseptic environment that prevents diseases and parasites from entering the hive and inhibits bacterial growth.

Both cedar and copper weather nicely too. The round entrance holes in each super are easily monitored by the guard bees and eliminate the need for entrance reducers. Overall the Hex Hive® is designed to be more like a honeybee’s natural home, a tree.

Screened bottom box - 16" wide (at handles) x 7 1/4" high. wt. 5lbs
Super filled with frames - 16" wide (at handles) x 7 1/4" high wt. 6lbs
Copper peaked roof with attached inner cover - 15 1/4" wide and 5" tall at peak - wt. 4.26 lbs.

The starter set includes:
1 screened bottom box
2 supers with frames
1 copper roof with inner cover