8 Frame Super Hive Kit – Unassembled



Looking to expand your apiary with a honey harvest in mind? Use our 8 Frame Super Hive Kit – Unassembled. Just assemble and paint with your preferred paint or stain, then add bees! This kit is made up of 4 medium (super) hive bodies. The 8 Frame medium hive is gaining popularity with many beekeepers because of its ease of manipulation, standardization of equipment, and increased success. In his book, The Backyard Beekeeper, Kim Flottum describes the 8 Frame Medium hive as the “hive of the future.” With only one size hive body, frame, and foundation, your beekeeping is greatly simplified. The first time you have to lift a full super you will never regret having switched to 8 Frame Medium hives.

This 8 Frame Kit is an unassembled product composed of the following:

  • 8 Frame Telescoping Cover
  • 8 Frame Notched Inner Cover w/ Entrance
  • 8 Frame Unassembled Medium Supers (4)
  • 6 1/4″ Unassembled Grooved Top & Bottom Bar Frames (32)
  • 5 5/8″ Waxed Rite-cell (Yellow) Foundation (32)
  • 8 Frame Screened Bottom Board w/ Tray and Entrance Reducer

Queen Excluders are sold separately due to their optional nature. We have Metal Queen Excluders and Plastic Queen Excluders available.

These waxed-coated Rite-cell® foundations are easy to insert into your frames and require no additional reinforcement, which is handy when it comes to honey extraction using an extractor! Wax moths cannot damage Rite-cell® foundations. If you get an infestation, simply scrape clean and re-wax. Rite-cell® foundations are food-grade plastic.

Additional information

Weight 60 lbs
Dimensions 24 × 24 × 22 in