Klann Farm Honey Bee Hives

Observation windows for quick inspections of the hive.

Observation windows for quick inspections of the hive.

We are taking orders for honey bee hives here on Klann Farm. The resident woodworker (my husband Eric) is gearing up to make these amazing hives over the winter for spring time honey bee needs. Here are some features of the hives available for pre-order:

*Space for 24 wood foundationless Langstroth frames

*24 preassembled Langstroth wood frames

*Two observation windows for easy honey bee viewing and quick inspection

*A cedar shingled roof mounted with sturdy hardware that opens with ease and stays in place during inspections utilizing the frame's roof brace

*Two screened bottom boards to help with varroa mite control

*Two mite count boards with handles for easy inspection

*Hand painted exterior finish including a primer coat and detailed stencil work

*Handles for easy transport

*A feeder slot and feeder

*A single honey bee entry point with an attached adjustable entry block (to minimize during robbing season and winter months and to maximize during honey flow)

*A hand sewn cover cloth made of duck canvas to serve as a traditional inner cover 

*For those interested in IMP strategies including using drone comb to combat varroa mites, we also will include one drone foundation frame. 

Pictured: Feeder space (covered) and hand stenciled adjustable entry space.

Pictured: Feeder space (covered) and hand stenciled adjustable entry space.

These hives are truly the best for anyone with back issues, those who wish to have a visual access point to their honey bees or anyone looking for a work of art for their bee hives. Our hives are mounted to hive stands similar to the picture below. This method protects the hives from tipping, wind, and allow us to inspect the hive from a standing position. 

Hive stands similar to this image are also available for purchase.

Hive stands similar to this image are also available for purchase.

Pricing:

Empty hives

We do not currently have any available hives for purchase. We do however take orders for serious inquiries. Complete hives are available for $600. This includes the hive, frames, cover cloth and paint work. We also offer the stand for an additional $100.  Please reach out to us if you are interested in this type of hive and we can discuss a possible timeline. You truly won't be disappointed!

 

Photo credit: Andy Tullis @ The Bend Bulletin

Photo credit: Andy Tullis @ The Bend Bulletin

These hives are a labor of love on our part and we are very passionate about the future of the honey bee population. We hope to sell our hives to those serious bee keepers that recognize the commitment and dedication it takes to being honey bee hive owners. 

For more information about our hives or to see a hive in person, please use the contact option found on the main page toolbar. We thank you for your interest and look forward to working with you. 

The Klann Family