The kit includes a deep hive comprising: roof, open mesh floor, deep brood box, supers, metal framed wire queen excluder, 11 hoffman self spacing frames and foundation per lift, hive strap, varroa tray, entrance block and inner cover. With a high quality one piece cotton coverall with integral veil, rubber beekeeping gloves and wrist gauntlets, a stainless steel J-tool, a stainless steel smoker and a bag of smoker fuel, a 2.5 litre rapid feeder and "A Practical Manual of Beekeeping" by David Cramp.
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For beginners kits we recommend a minimum of 2 supers with the hive.
Our very thick insulated gabled roof provides 100mm/4" of solid insulation in the centre keeping your bees warm even in the coldest of conditions, and keeping the temperature constant throughout the summer. Our woven stainless steel open mesh floor is 150mm/6" thick providing excellent insulation and in the majority of cases does not need a hive stand. The roof and floor combined with a minimum of 35mm/1.5" thick solid polystyrene walls will keep your bees dry and snug in the harshest of conditions.
The supers are supplied including 11 Hoffman spaced frames and foundation.