Everything you need to start your first beehive! The perfect way to get established as a hobbyist beekeeper, whether you want to keep langstroth hives or intend to use this kit as a companion to your Flow honey super.

Our complete beehive kit comes with the following:

  • Full-depth box, made from plantation-grown New Zealand radiata pine, assembled, wax-dipped and painted.

  • Assembled migratory lid: 10mm Weathertex board for insulation, with tin for extra weather protection, and wax-dipped and painted rim with 4 vents to regulate heat inside the hive.

  • Assembled, waxed and wired frames: tacked and glued, with stainless-steel spring wire. Ready to go: you can stick them straight in the hive.

  • A mesh bottom base, wax-dipped for durability. This is our best base, and one of our most popular products.

  • A convenient front feeder so you can feed your bees, ensuring that the colony you establish will be as strong as possible. 

  • An em-lock hive fastener. 

  • Lastly but most importantly, a package of bees! You will get 4lbs of bees and a queen (packages are available mid-late October). You can pick your package up in-store at either Hornsby or Mount Druitt.

  • If you have always wanted to keep bees, what are you waiting for?

  • Please see the photos for a picture of a starter kit purchased by one of our customers. This is a 10-frame starter kit to which the customer has added a honey super. As you can see, the bees are doing very well! We think the setup looks great. Please note you should not add a honey super to your starter kit until your bees have filled out the bottom box (75% drawn comb with brood is a good rule of thumb).

You will need to 'shake out' your package into the brood box. This must happen after dusk, or the bees will drift. Please see this video at our YouTube channel for information on how to install your package of bees. Our friendly staff will also be happy to give you a demonstration when you come to pick up your package. 

Note: this kit comes without beetle traps. HBS staff strongly recommend that you buy a beetle trap to manage small hive beetle. 

Starter kit with bees

By: on 1 January 2022
Great bundle for the first timer. A few more instructions would bre nice. Bee package was excellent, happy healthy bees, very few dead ones. Very happy with products and service.

Starter Kit

By: on 19 November 2021
Excellent product

Starter package..

By: on 11 November 2021
Excellent quality bees

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By: on 21 December 2018
Nice new design

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