WHAT IS THIS? This is a cypress deep box to be used with 10 frame equipment and most commonly used for space for the queen to lay eggs. Also called a brood box, deep, hive body, or brooder, this box is usually at the bottom of the hive. If using for any of these uses, it is necessary to also have frames and foundation. But an empty box can be used for surrounding certain types of feeders like a baggie, Boardman, and some top feeders.
HIGH-QUALITY EQUIPMENT: We have set ourselves apart by supplying high-quality equipment to beekeepers and our kits are where we started doing this. The wood we use is a durable, 7/8-inch thick, smooth cypress board that is naturally rot-resistant and will last decades even without paint.
CHOOSE YOUR FINISH OPTION: We enjoy serving our customers and one way we do that is to give customers the option to choose if they would like their equipment unassembled, assembled, or assembled and painted. When choosing the assembled option, we will assemble your box with staples and wood glue so you can be assured they will never fall apart. If choosing assembled and painted, we will assemble your equipment, coat with a white primer, and finish with a layer of premium-quality, UV-resistant white paint on the outside of the equipment.
ORDERING TIP: If you are opting to have us ship the order and would like frames and foundation, order the complete box with frames and foundation instead of the pieces separately. This helps reduce shipping costs for you.
BOXES WITH FRAMES: If you are looking for boxes with frames and foundation, go to our cypress kit page where you can select this box with the frames and foundation added. Available in unassembled, assembled or assembled and painted.