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Hive Parts

The Langstroth beehive is the cornerstone of all modern beekeeping. It provides a safe place for honey bees to store food reserves and raise the constant supply of young needed to keep colonies healthy and strong.

A basic configuration for a honey bee hive consists of seven components: a hive stand, bottom board, hive body, queen excluder, honey super, inner cover, and a hive cover. The frames with foundation are placed in the body for the bees to store honey, pollen and for the queen to lay eggs. Supers with frames and foundation are added for the bees to store surplus honey and pollen. The honey from the supers may be extracted from the frames or Comb honey which is honey left in the pure beeswax comb.

Explore the hive parts categories in our menu for your specific needs or get started with a beginner's beekeeping kit that includes everything the beekeeper needs to build his beehive and start beekeeping today!

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  1. 5.1 MM Longhook  8 1/2 Wired Small Cell Foundation  25 LB  F350003SC5

    5.1 MM Longhook 8 1/2 Wired Small Cell Foundation 25 LB F350003SC5

    Free Shipping with $100 Order*

    Cell size is 5.1mm (8 1/2inch wired foundation).

    Why a 5.1? Many recommend a transition from the standard 5.4 to the 4.9 cell foundation allowing the bees to adjust more readily and help avoid the erratic comb drawing that can occur with a direct downsizing from the 5.4 to the 4.9 thus a middle step with the 5.1. Size 8 1/2 x 16 3/4 inches, LH wired for added stability. Approximately 7 sheets per lb.

    COLD WEATHER ALERT:
    Foundation will freeze and crumble if shipped at temperatures below 38 degrees F. We will hold orders until temperature is above 38 degrees F. If buyer instructs we will ship at buyers risk with no return for damaged foundation.

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    $183.25
  2. 5.1 MM Longhook  8 1/2 Wired Small Cell Foundation  CTN/ 50  F350503SC5

    5.1 MM Longhook 8 1/2 Wired Small Cell Foundation CTN/ 50 F350503SC5

    Free Shipping with $100 Order*

    Cell size is 5.1mm (8 1/2 wired foundation).

    Why a 5.1? Many recommend a transition from the standard 5.4 to the 4.9 cell foundation allowing the bees to adjust more readily and help avoid the erratic comb drawing that can occur with a direct downsizing from the 5.4 to the 4.9 thus a middle step with the 5.1. Size 8 1/2 x 16 3/4 inches, LH wired for added stability.

    COLD WEATHER ALERT:
    Foundation will freeze and crumble if shipped at temperatures below 38 degrees F. We will hold orders until temperature is above 38 degrees F. If buyer instructs we will ship at buyers risk with no return for damaged foundation.

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    $72.00
  3. 5.1 MM Longhook  8 1/2 Wired Small Cell Foundation  CTN/ 10  F350103SC5

    5.1 MM Longhook 8 1/2 Wired Small Cell Foundation CTN/ 10 F350103SC5

    Free Shipping with $100 Order*

    Cell size is 5.1mm (8 1/2 inch wired foundation).

    Why a 5.1? Many recommend a transition from the standard 5.4 to the 4.9 cell foundation allowing the bees to adjust more readily and help avoid the erratic comb drawing that can occur with a direct downsizing from the 5.4 to the 4.9 thus a middle step with the 5.1. Size 8 1/2 x 16 3/4 inches, LH wired for added stability.

    COLD WEATHER ALERT:
    Foundation will freeze and crumble if shipped at temperatures below 38 degrees F. We will hold orders until temperature is above 38 degrees F. If buyer instructs we will ship at buyers risk with no return for damaged foundation.

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    $16.25
  4. 4.9 MM Medium Brood Small Cell Foundation CTN/ 50  F46050SC

    4.9 MM Medium Brood Small Cell Foundation CTN/ 50 F46050SC

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    Cell size is 4.9mm. Suggested for use by experienced beekeepers only. Varroa Mite have a hard time reproducing on worker brood raised in small cell comb. Those beekeepers who on their own have tried this technique report good results, with varroa screens and drone foundation. Switching a colony of honey bees to small cell comb can be hard if not done at the correct time of the year. Honey bees first start major brood rearing in the Spring or right after swarming the beekeeper should introduce 10 frames of small cell foundation per brood chamber. So, if you are an experienced beekeeper who likes to experiment and want to move ahead of the chemical control crowd with your honey bee management, this may be for you. Size 8 1/2 x 16 3/4 inches.

    COLD WEATHER ALERT:
    Foundation will freeze and crumble if shipped at temperatures below 38 degrees F. We will hold orders until temperature is above 38 degrees F. If buyer instructs we will ship at buyers risk with no return for damaged foundation.

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    $61.95
  5. 4.9 MM Medium Brood Small Cell Foundation 25 LB  F46000SC

    4.9 MM Medium Brood Small Cell Foundation 25 LB F46000SC

    Free Shipping with $100 Order*
    Varroa Mite have a hard time reproducing on worker brood raised in small cell comb. Learn More
    $182.75
  6. 4.9 MM 8 1/2 Medium Brood Small Cell Foundation CTN/ 10  F46010SC

    4.9 MM 8 1/2 Medium Brood Small Cell Foundation CTN/ 10 F46010SC

    Free Shipping with $100 Order*

    Cell size is 4.9mm. Suggested for use by experienced beekeepers only. Varroa Mite have a hard time reproducing on worker brood raised in small cell comb. Those beekeepers who on their own have tried this technique report good results, with varroa screens and drone foundation. Switching a colony of honey bees to small cell comb can be hard if not done at the correct time of the year. Honey bees first start major brood rearing in the Spring or right after swarming the beekeeper should introduce 10 frames of small cell foundation per brood chamber. So, if you are an experienced beekeeper who likes to experiment and want to move ahead of the chemical control crowd with your honey bee management, this may be for you. Size 8 1/2 x 16 3/4 inches.

    COLD WEATHER ALERT:
    Foundation will freeze and crumble if shipped at temperatures below 38 degrees F. We will hold orders until temperature is above 38 degrees F. If buyer instructs we will ship at buyers risk with no return for damaged foundation.

    Learn More
    $15.00
  7. 4.9 MM Longhook  8 1/2 Wired Small Cell Foundation  25 LB  F350003SC

    4.9 MM Longhook 8 1/2 Wired Small Cell Foundation 25 LB F350003SC

    Free Shipping with $100 Order*

    Cell size is 4.9mm (8 1/2 inch wired foundation). Suggested for use by experienced beekeepers only. Varroa Mites have a hard time reproducing on worker brood raised in small cell comb. Size 8 1/2 x 16 3/4 inches, LH wired for added stability. Approximately 7 sheets per lb.

    COLD WEATHER ALERT:
    Foundation will freeze and crumble if shipped at temperatures below 38 degrees F. We will hold orders until temperature is above 38 degrees F. If buyer instructs we will ship at buyers risk with no return for damaged foundation.

    Learn More
    $183.25
  8. 4.9 MM Longhook  8 1/2 Wired Small Cell Foundation  CTN/ 50  F350503SC

    4.9 MM Longhook 8 1/2 Wired Small Cell Foundation CTN/ 50 F350503SC

    Free Shipping with $100 Order*

    Cell size is 4.9mm (8 1/2 wired foundation). Suggested for use by experienced beekeepers only. Varroa Mite have a hard time reproducing on worker brood raised in small cell comb. Size 8 1/2 x 16 3/4 inches, LH wired for added stability.

    COLD WEATHER ALERT:
    Foundation will freeze and crumble if shipped at temperatures below 38 degrees F. We will hold orders until temperature is above 38 degrees F. If buyer instructs we will ship at buyers risk with no return for damaged foundation.

    Learn More
    $72.00
  9. 4.9 MM Longhook  8 1/2 Wired Small Cell Foundation CTN/ 10  F350103SC

    4.9 MM Longhook 8 1/2 Wired Small Cell Foundation CTN/ 10 F350103SC

    Free Shipping with $100 Order*

    Cell size is 4.9mm (8 1/2 inch wired foundation). Suggested for use by experienced beekeepers only. Varroa Mite have a hard time reproducing on worker brood raised in small cell comb. So, if you are an experienced beekeeper who likes to experiment and want to move ahead of the chemical control crowd with your honey bee management, this may be for you. Size 8 1/2 x 16 3/4 inches, LH wired for added stability.

    COLD WEATHER ALERT:
    Foundation will freeze and crumble if shipped at temperatures below 38 degrees F. We will hold orders until temperature is above 38 degrees F. If buyer instructs we will ship at buyers risk with no return for damaged foundation.

    Learn More
    $16.25
  10. Medium Brood 8 1/2" X 16 3/4"  25 LB  F38400

    Medium Brood 8 1/2" X 16 3/4" 25 LB F38400

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    25 lbs of Medium Brood Foundation. The Original 100% Pure Beeswax Foundation. Our lowest priced Foundation. Unreinforced, precision milled, pure beeswax sheet. Precise Even Milled Worker Sized Deep Walled Cells. We recommend cross wiring frames for strength. The foundation size is 8 1/2 inches x 16 3/4 inches and fits 9 1/8 inch frames. Approximately 7 sheets per pound. Used with wedge top bar.

    COLD WEATHER ALERT:
    Foundation will freeze and crumble if shipped at temperatures below 38 degrees F. We will hold orders until temperature is above 38 degrees F. If buyer instructs we will ship at buyers risk with no return for damaged foundation.

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    $171.75

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