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8 Frame Beginner Beekeeping Starter Kit

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  • This 8-frame Beekeeping Starter Kit Has Everything You Need To Get Beekeeping Journey Started

    This 8-frame beekeeping starter kit comes fully assembled. All you need to do is paint it and add a package of bees. This kit includes the following components, listed from the bottom to the top of the hive:

    • Screened bottom board
    • Wooden entrance feeder with jar
    • Entrance reducer
    • Brood chamber
    • 8 deep frames with Acorn plastic foundation
    • 8 medium frames with Acorn plastic foundation
    • Honey super
    • Inner cover
    • Telescoping lid
    • Medium smoker
    • Steel hive tool
    • Bee brush
    • Bee Shield beekeeping jacket
    • Protective gloves
    • Beekeeping For Dummies beekeeping book

      The screened bottom board is the base of your hive. It holds the brood chamber and honey supers above. The screen in the bottom is for ventilation purposes during the hot summer months. The wooden entrance feeder is great for feeding your bees during the spring to help build them up quickly. It is also a great feeder for a nectar shortage during summer or early fall. The reversible entrance reducer allows you to reduce the size of your hive entrance during the winter and in times when flower nectar is scarce. It also helps to prevent intruders to your hive. The brood chamber is where your queen will lay most of her young. Our brood chamber is made of select grade yellow pine, and has no knots or defects. Our deep wooden frames and medium wooden frames are select grade and include Acorn’s triple-waxed plastic foundation, which is the best in the industry. Your bees will love it, and accept it well. The honey super is where your bees store honey for the winter. It is made of select grade yellow pine also. The inner cover is insulated and keeps the bees from ‘gluing’ down the telescoping lid with propolis. The inner cover is made from yellow pine and plywood. The telescoping lid sits on top of your hive. Its heavy-duty construction protects your hive from the elements. Our medium smoker is stainless steel with leather bellows. It’s easy to lights and will give you years of use. Our stainless steel hive tool has many uses, including opening covers, scraping wax and propolis, and lifting frames. It is an extremely versatile tool that makes a great addition to any beekeeping toolbox. Our bee brush can be used to gently sweep bees from frames that you need to inspect. Our Cool Shield beekeeping jackets are custom made and come with an attached veil. These jackets are guaranteed to give you years of protection and use. Our elbow length protective gloves are made of goatskin. They protect your hands from stings, while retaining a suppleness that allows you to feel the bees under your hands. The latest edition of Beekeeping For Dummies is a great resource for anyone taking their first steps as a beekeeper.

      Make sure to choose a jacket and glove size before purchasing. If you’re looking for something a little more advanced, check out our 10-frame Beekeeping Expansion Kit instead.


      Weight 45 lbs

      Dimensions 28 × 28 × 30 in

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    • EXPEDITED ORDERS - Expedited orders are only delivered Monday - Friday with no Saturday deliveries and no deliveries during observed holidays. Below are the cutoff times for web orders during the weekday based on branch location. Below are the cutoff times for web orders during the weekdays. Note: Expedited orders placed on Fridays after the cutoff times listed below will not be processed until the following Monday.

      Blythewood, SC

      USPS: 2:00 PM EST
      FedEx: 2:00 PM EST

      SHIPPING ESTIMATES - Although we try to be accurate with shipping charges, some circumstances can affect the final cost. If the cost to ship your order is higher than what you were quoted during checkout, we will contact you before we proceed with shipping.

      CONVENIENT WAYS TO PAY - Visa, Discover, MasterCard, American Express, Check with Order, Check by Phone, Wire Transfer or Pay Pal (Pay Pal on-line only)

      OVERPAYMENTS - Overpayments may be refunded or credited to your account.

      ORDER FOR EXPORT - Quotes on orders for export may include shipping, special pack­ag­ing, and doc­u­men­ta­tion at a customer’s request. Please call us for quotes. All shipments for export are subject to prepayment in U.S. Funds. The customer agrees that they will be responsible for all product, shipping and destruction expenses if any ordered product is rejected by the importing county's customs' agency.


      For each Address Correction - $12.00

      For each Acknowledgment of Delivery - $3.00

      For each Call Tag Received - $9.00

      Fuel surcharge subject to change without notice.


      WARRANTY - Blythewood Bee Company. warrants its equipment to be free of defects in material and work­man­ship. If within 30 days of purchase you feel an item to be defective, please return the merchandise along with your sales receipt and Blythewood Bee Company will refund the purchase price along with all transportation charges. Warranty does not cover damage to equipment arising from alteration, abuse or use of product for other than its intended purpose.

      DAMAGED FREIGHT - All mer­chan­dise is shipped “F.O.B. Shipping Point”. This is a legal term that means all merchandise becomes YOUR PROPERTY as soon as we give it to the freight carrier. The freight carrier is responsible for complete and safe delivery of your merchandise. It is your responsibility to inspect the merchandise when it is delivered. If the freight carrier fails to deliver your merchandise in good condition, it is your responsibility to contact us so that we can file a claim with the carrier on your behalf.

      SPECIAL ORDERS - Special orders may require a deposit. Please call 803-754-7577 for more information.

      PICK-UP ORDERS - A call before you arrive will help us serve you in the fastest manner possible. In most cases, we can have the order ready for you to pick up.

      ORDER DISCREPANCIES - Check all orders immediately upon receipt and contact us within 10 days on any discrepancies.

      RETURNED MERCHANDISE - Please call if you need to return an item. We accept returns under the following conditions:

      • Call for Return Authorization.
      • Item must be in good condition.
      • Item must be returned within 30 days of receipt.
      • Original receipt is required.
      • In most cases a restocking fee of 20% will be charged. We cannot accept returns on hazardous materials.

      REPLACING MERCHANDISE - When a situation occurs where Blythewood Bee Company is shipping another product to you as a replacement for damaged or incorrect product, there will be an additional charge for the new product sent and a credit applied at the time of the return of the incorrect product.

      PRICES -Blythewood Bee Company will invoice all orders on the basis of prices which are in effect at the time of shipment. We reserve the right to change catalog prices if we deem it necessary. Please feel free to confirm prices at any time. Blythewood Bee Company is not responsible for typographical errors in our brochures or our website.

      LIABILITY - Our liability is limited to the purchase price paid for any item. We make no warranty or representation, express or implied except all products conform to the description provided by the manufactur­er on sales literature or product labels.

      PRODUCT SUITABILITY - Due to many state and local codes and regulations regarding sales, con­struc­tion, installation and use of products for certain purposes, we cannot guarantee compliance in every situation. We attempt to assure that all products comply with state and local codes and regulations, so before you purchase and use a product please review both the product application and local codes and regulations. Be sure that the product, its installation and its use will comply with those codes and regulations.

      HOURS - Place orders by phone from 9am to 5pm hours a day at 803-754-7577, or by e-mail at Orders can also be placed online at

      STATE SALES TAX - When applicable, we are required to collect sales tax by law. Exemptions for sales tax will be allowed if you have either a signed Certificate of Resale or an Exemption Certificate. The tax forms vary by state, please call for details. Law requires that we have these certificates on file before any tax exemption can be allowed.

      HOLIDAY CLOSINGS - We are closed New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanks­giv­ing Day and the following Friday, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

      CREDIT CARDS - Blythewood Bee Company reserves the right to preauthorize credit and/or debit cards. No money leaves your account until the purchase clears but the hold is active until the actual transaction is settled. When there's a hold on your account, it lowers your available balance. Blythewood Bee Company is not responsible for overdraft fees resulting from the pre-authorization of your card.

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