While pre-assembled hive parts may cost more than un-assembled, we believe the value in our quality of materials and assembly will exceed your expectations and allow you to be beekeepers rather than having to labor before enjoying your beekeeping activities.
Our pre-assembled and painted Langstroth hive components will last for years. We carefully select our wood components to assure a good and true fit. We use Titebond III glue on all wood-wood joints since it is waterproof, non-toxic, solvent free and is FDA approved for indirect food contact. In addition, we staple the joints with medium crown staples to provide a mechanical connection. Painted components receive one coat of primer and two coats of Hallman Lindsay Weatherguard mixed to our own color specification.
Our frames are glued with Titebond III and stapled in six locations to withstand the prying that must sometimes be done to remove propolized or burr-combed frames from hive bodies.