Attending the 2024 North American Honeybee Expo in Louisville, Kentucky? Save on shipping, plus enjoy your huge savings with our expo discounts. Order before December 1, 2023 to get these discounts. After you place your order, we will reach out to you with a confirmation of the order, and directions for picking up your order from our booth at the expo. We hope to see you there!
Please note: This product must be picked up at the North American Honeybee Expo in Louisville, Kentucky. It cannot be shipped or picked up at your local branch.
Our deep hive bodies are 9 5/8″ in depth. All boxes are milled with 5/8″ frame rests, and deep profiled, uppercut handholds that are easy to grip and allow water to run off the bottom.
For Commercial Grade, our objective is structural soundness. There will be no holes or potential holes, splits of great significance (short splits are passed) or milling defects. We attempt to keep knots at least 1 1/2″ form nailing areas (ends of box side panels) but can make no guarantees. Knots, sometimes rather large, are allowed within the panel and on the edges as long as they are structurally sound. We attempt to turn the best face out and pass it by commercial standards. Missing knots on the inside of the edges are permitted as long as half of the thickness of the panel is sound. We try to miss knots when we put in handholds. Again, there may be some variation in panel width due to post-milling shrinkage.