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Products for Beekeepers and Bees

This is just a basic list of products. If you are looking for something that's not on this list, call and ask about it at (303) 728-4422; the website can't keep up with everything that's on the shelves. Also, many things can be special ordered.

Various bee suits for sale

Basic setup--assembled or unassembled

Unassembled woodenware
  • Telescoping cover
  • Inner cover
  • Hive body, aka deep super (9 5/8" deep)
  • 3 grades of supers (commercial, economy, and used when available)
  • Medium super (6 5/8" deep)
  • Shallow super (5 11/16" deep)
  • Frames: deep, medium, or shallow (unassembled includes top bar, bottom bar, and ends)
  • Foundation (black and white wax-coated plastic, Duragilt, 100% beeswax, and crimped wire)
  • Standard bottom board
  • Nails (#7D, #4D, frame, 5/8)

Hive options

  • Copper top
  • Insulated hipped metal top
  • Hive top feeder
  • Bee Max insulated feeder
  • Entrance feeder
  • Queen excluder
  • Screened bottom board--plastic, wood, wood with slide-out screen and debris tray
  • Nucs

Top bar hives

A topbar hive that employs a Warre-style quilt
  • Varnished top bar hive
  • Original top bar hive
  • Warre top bar hive
  • Golden Mean top bar hive
  • Single bar
  • Top bar hive tool

Tools

This nuc is also a toolbox
  • Bee brush
  • Frame cleaning tool
  • Frame grip
  • Frame spacer (8- or 9-frame)
  • Hive carrier
  • Hive tool (bridge comb or J hook)
  • Smoker (7", with or without guard)
  • Smoker fuel

Hive accessories

Langstroth hive with stand and other accessories
  • Entrance reducer (metal, wood)
  • Frame end savers
  • Frame holder
  • 9-frame nail-on spacers
  • Mouse guard

Comb supplies

  • Round comb
    • Complete super (8 frames, 64 rings, 8 sheets foundation)
    • Rings
    • Foundation
    • Plastic lids
    Comb containers and honey jars
  • Cut comb
    • Complete super (10 frames, 10 sheets foundation, support pins)
    • Super (5 11/16")
    • Frames
    • Foundation
    • Support pins
    • Comb cutter
    • Wax fastener
Everyone looks good in a bee suit

Clothing

  • Hooded suit
  • Hooded jacket
  • Zip veil suit
  • Folding veil - tie-around
  • Zipper veil - replacement for zip veil suit
  • Plastic helmet
  • Ventilated straw helmet
  • Canvas gloves
  • Leather gloves

Bee health

  • Mega Bee
  • Medication spacer
  • Api Guard
  • Apistan
  • Fumagillin
  • Tetra-bee mix
  • Honey B Healthy
  • Vacuum bee extractors
  • Amino-B

Bee and honey removal

  • Fume board
  • Bee Quick
  • Bee escape
  • Bee vacs

Honey harvest

One way to remove the honey from your comb
  • 5-gallon bucket
  • Gate
  • Bucket with gate
  • Nylon filter and clips
  • Double sieve
  • Capping scratcher
  • Uncapping knife (Thermostatic Speed King)
  • Uncapping plane
    • Heat element and blade replacements

Containers and packaging

  • 5 oz and 8 oz hex jars with gold lids
  • 1# and 2# Queenline jars
  • 1/2 and 1 gallon jars
  • Honey bears
  • Round comb containers (clear or translucent)
  • Square cut comb boxes
  • Honey gift boxes
  • Round comb labels
  • Collars
  • Wildflower press-on labels

Books

Bee books and posters The shop even sells duct tape, the unrecognized necessity for beekeeping
  • ABC and XYZ of Bee Culture
  • A Book of Bees
  • A Book of Bees and How to Keep Them
  • Backyard Beekeeper
  • Barefoot Beekeeper
  • Bees
  • Beekeeeping: A Practical Guide
  • Beekeeping for Dummies
  • Beekeeper's Handbook
  • Biodynamic Farming
  • The Buzz About Bees
  • Fifty Years Among the Bees
  • Unassembled woodenware
  • Hive and the Honey Bee
  • Honey Bee Diseases and Pests
  • Hunting for Honey
  • Langstroth's Hive and the Honey Bee
  • Making Mead
  • Natural Beekeeping
  • The New Starting Right with Bees
  • The Queen Must Die
  • Rearing Queen Honeybees
  • Robbing the Bees
  • The Sacred Bee
  • The Shamanic Way of the Bee
  • Sweetness and Light
  • Toward Saving the Bee
  • Uncle Buzzy's Big Fat Book of Bee Cartoons
  • Other current books are also available
We offer a wide variety of styles of topbar hives

Miscellaneous

  • Honey dippers
  • Honey pots
  • Teapots and tea sets
  • Honey
  • Pollen
  • Wall charts
  • Cinder blocks
  • Assorted used equipment
  • Seeds for flowers that attract bees

Brands

  • Brushy Mountain distributor
  • Honey B Healthy distributor
  • Pierco distributor
  • Bee weather vanes to top your hive or stand in your garden
  • Maxant distributor
  • Dadant representative

Locally made specialty items

  • Hive stand with built-in slope
  • Frame holder--18-guage steel
  • Creative custom-made hives
  • Telescoping lid--24-guage steel
  • Gabled lids--copper and sheet metal
  • Bee weather vanes
  • Insulation boards--all-natural alpaca wool
  • Pop-up for frame removal
  • Top bar hive tool
  • Wooden bee medallion
  • Assorted bee vacuums
  • Extractor
  • Bucket drain

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