Langstroth Complete Starter Hive Kit
Please note: this kit comes with an open mesh floor, not the corex floor pictured, and our HD-568 smoker
Complete Langstroth Hive Kit with all you need to get started in bee keeping (except the bees!)
The Complete Langstroth Hive Kit in pine wood includes:
- 1 Langstroth Screened Floor
- 1 Langstroth Brood Box; Flat
- 10 Langstroth Hoffman Brood Frames; Flat
- 2 Langstroth Super Boxes; Flat
- 1 Plastic Queen Excluder
- 20 Langstroth Hoffman Super Frames; Flat
- 1 Roof
- 1 Notched Crown Board
- 1 Porter Bee Escape
- 30 Sheets of beeswax coated plastic foundation
- Nails for Assembly
- 1 Plastic Queen Excluder
- 1 Stainless Steel Smoker With Plastic Bellow HD565
- 1 Bag Of Cotton Smoker Fuel
- 1 Hive Tool (colour may vary)
- 1 Top Feeder FD170
- 1 Full Bee Suit with Self Supporting Fencing Veil Hood
- 1 Pair of Leather Bee Gloves
About this item
All the pieces fitted marvellously together, and it was very easy to make it up 'square'. I did have a carpenter's square on hand but didn't really need it.
I was concerned that there were no instruction included but a quick phone call solved that when Emma told me where to find them online.
I am still awaiting the suit in my size and the cedar hive stand, which I ordered as an extra.
Pros: good quality suit, supers are ok, roof seems good quality, you're basically all sorted from one purchase in terms of kit. Speedy delivery.
Cons: Poor/nonexistent assembly instructions, nails provided are the wrong size for assembling the supers, one of the finger joints in the corner of the super had been incorrectly cut in the factory, the wood is pine rather than western red cedar provided by some competitors. Delivery company couldn't handle being asked to deliver to an allotment site.
Thank you for the feedback. I am glad you were pleased with the suit, supers and roof. We are currently working on instructions across our range and this is on the list. The nails provided are the same ones we use in our assembled boxes - there is a smaller size for frames and a longer size for boxes. The product should have been listed as either pine or cedar, as our others are, and I have amended this accordingly. I'm afraid I can not comment on the delivery details as this is handled by a third party. I appreciate you taking the time to detail these issues, and apologies for the delay in responding.
Complete Langstroth Starter Hive Kit
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