Medium supers are great either for additional room for your colony to store honey, or as a home base for the queen and her brood. Our medium (Illinois) supers, made from high quality eastern white pine, provide beautiful, dependable homes for colonies.
Our process:All of our woodenware is made with high quality materials in order to serve you and your bees for many years to come. We use eastern white pine lumber from the forests of the northeastern U.S. to build the many different pieces needed to make our hives.
First, each piece of pine is cut to the proper length and height. Then our equipment precision mills the interlocking finger joints, trims the boards to the exact length, and carves out the rabbet joints and easy-grip handholds. Finally, we pre-drill holes in the corner of each hive to increase the hive's strength when you assemble it. This crafting process happens entirely in our Kentucky facility.
- 8-frame medium (Illinois) super
- Natural, unfinished wood
- Uniform interlocking finger joints for maximum strength
- Pre-drilled holes for nails to prevent wood from splitting during assembly
- Taper-cut handholds for an easy grip
- Does not include frame rests
Crafted from Commercial grade eastern white pine. This grade allows for some imperfections, but most are aesthetic and will not affect the strength or durability of the finished product.
We also offer 10-frame and Select grade eastern white pine options.
Note: Frames and foundation must be purchased separately.