The hive is made of white pine and is 46" long (almost 4 feet!). It comes with a well-supported gabled rooftop that is covered in thick white aluminum. It comes with a follower board - sometimes called a false-back that can help control the space the colony is using. It has a heavy duty professional screened bottom board that runs the entire length of the hive. It also has a mite board that slides easily in the bottom. This can assist in ventilation techniques as well as mite counts. It comes with 14 brood top bars that are 19" x 1 3/8" thick that can be used in the brood area of the hive. The remaining 14 bars are 19 x 1 5/8" and can be used as the honey production bars. There are three entrance holes along the long side of the hive. These hives are a wonderful alternative for the environmentally-minded, research-inclined, or experiment-driven beekeeper. Some assembly required. Assembly hardware (nails, screws, etc) are NOT included.
There are three wood grade types for hives; select, commercial, and budget. These are commercial grade quality hives. This means that there may be some minor knots in the wood, the may have a bit of a rougher cut, or there may be an extra staple or two to make sure it's held together securely. Our goal is to sell a quality structurally sound hive.