Wood Hive Box Parts

What is a Hive Body and a Super exactly?

A Hive Body is sometimes called a brooder box and it is 9-5/8" deep. This is the first box above the Hive Bottom and it is where the colony lives. The frames in this first box are generally left alone and honey is never taken from this box. These boxes are also used as Deep Honey Supers but when they are full of honey they are very heavy and sometime hard to handle.

A Honey Super is a box that is just 6-5/8" deep and fits above the Hive Body. This box is generally used to hold honey until you "rob" it from the bees. To keep the queen out of this super you will need to place a queen excluder between the Hive Body and the Honey Super. This keeps the queen from laying eggs in this box but allows the workers to store their honey. Several of these boxes can be stacked up as the honey production increases.

You will want to select the style of starter kit you ordered (basic/pine or premium/cypress) to ensure that the boxes will match as you stack them up. They are all the same outside dimensions and commercial beekeepers don't really care what they look like but in a backyard beeyard it's nice to have everything look the same.  All Boxes, Frames and Foundations are proudly made in America.

Cypress Hive Body (brooder),10 Frame, Box Jointed Cypress Hive Body (brooder),10 Frame, Box Jointed - Unassembled - H01-10CHB-BU $ 20.50
Cypress Hive Body (brooder),10 Frame, Box Jointed Cypress Hive Body (brooder),10 Frame, Box Jointed - unassembled with unassembled pine frames and Black wax coated plastic foundation - H01-10CHB-BFFU $ 44.00
Cypress Hive Body (brooder),10 Frame, Box Jointed Cypress Hive Body (brooder),10 Frame, Box Jointed - Assembled - H01-10CHB-BA $ 24.00
Cypress Hive Body (brooder),10 Frame, Box Jointed Cypress Hive Body (brooder),10 Frame, Box Jointed - assembled with assembled pine frames and black wax coated plastic foundation - H01-10CHB-BFFA $ 57.50
Cypress Hive Body (brooder), 8 Frame, Box Jointed Cypress Hive Body (brooder), 8 Frame, Box Jointed - Unassembled - H01-8CHB-BU $ 20.50
Cypress Hive Body (brooder), 8 Frame, Box Jointed Cypress Hive Body (brooder), 8 Frame, Box Jointed - unassembled with unassembled pine frames and Black wax coated plastic foundation - H01-8CHB-BFFU $ 41.30
Cypress Hive Body (brooder), 8 Frame, Box Jointed Cypress Hive Body (brooder), 8 Frame, Box Jointed - Assembled - H01-8CHB-BA $ 24.00
Cypress Hive Body (brooder), 8 Frame, Box Jointed Cypress Hive Body (brooder), 8 Frame, Box Jointed - assembled with assembled pine frames and black wax coated plastic foundation - H01-8CHB-BFFA $ 50.00
Pine Hive Body (brooder), 10 Frame, Box Jointed Pine Hive Body (brooder), 10 Frame, Box Jointed - Unassembled - H01-10PHB-BU $ 15.50
Pine Hive Body (brooder), 10 Frame, Box Jointed Pine Hive Body (brooder), 10 Frame, Box Jointed - unassembled with unassembled pine frames and Black wax coated plastic foundation - H01- 10PHB-BFFU $ 41.50
Pine Hive Body (brooder), 10 Frame, Box Jointed Pine Hive Body (brooder), 10 Frame, Box Jointed - Assembled and Painted - H01-10PHBP-BA $ 21.00
Pine Hive Body (brooder), 10 Frame, Box Jointed Pine Hive Body (brooder), 10 Frame, Box Jointed - Assembled/painted with assembled pine frames and black wax coated plastic foundation - H01-10PHBP-BFFA $ 54.50
Pine Hive Body (brooder), 8 Frame, Box Jointed Pine Hive Body (brooder), 8 Frame, Box Jointed - Unassembled - H01-8PHB-BU $ 15.50
Pine Hive Body (brooder), 8 Frame, Box Jointed Pine Hive Body (brooder), 8 Frame, Box Jointed - unassembled with unassembled pine frames and Black wax coated plastic foundation - H01-8PHBBFFU $ 37.00
Pine Hive Body (brooder), 8 Frame, Box Jointed Pine Hive Body (brooder), 8 Frame, Box Jointed - Assembled and Painted - H01-8PHBP-BA $ 20.50
Pine Hive Body (brooder), 8 Frame, Box Jointed Pine Hive Body (brooder), 8 Frame, Box Jointed - Assembled/painted with assembled pine frames and black wax coated plastic foundation - H01-8PHBP-BFFA $ 47.50
Cypress Honey Super, 10 Frame, Box Jointed Cypress Honey Super, 10 Frame, Box Jointed - Unassembled - H01-10CHS-BU $ 18.00
Cypress Honey Super, 10 Frame, Box Jointed Cypress Honey Super, 10 Frame, Box Jointed - unassembled with unassembled pine frames and white wax coated plastic foundation - H01-10-CHS-BFFU $ 39.50
Cypress Honey Super, 10 Frame, Box Jointed Cypress Honey Super, 10 Frame, Box Jointed - Assembled - H01-10CHS-BA $ 20.50
Cypress Honey Super, 10 Frame, Box Jointed Cypress Honey Super, 10 Frame, Box Jointed - assembled with assembled pine frames and white wax coated plastic foundation - H01-10-CHS-FFA $ 49.00
Cypress Honey Super, 8 Frame, Box Jointed Cypress Honey Super, 8 Frame, Box Jointed - Unassembled - H01-8CHS-BU $ 20.00
Cypress Honey Super, 8 Frame, Box Jointed Cypress Honey Super, 8 Frame, Box Jointed - unassembled with unassembled pine frames and white wax coated plastic foundation - H01-8CHS-BFFU $ 37.60
Cypress Honey Super, 8 Frame, Box Jointed Cypress Honey Super, 8 Frame, Box Jointed - Assembled - H-1-8CHS-BA $ 22.50
Cypress Honey Super, 8 Frame, Box Jointed Cypress Honey Super, 8 Frame, Box Jointed - assembled with assembled pine frames and white wax coated plastic foundation - H01-8CHS-BFFA $ 46.00
Pine Honey Super, 8 Frame, Box Jointed Pine Honey Super, 8 Frame, Box Jointed - Unassembled - H01-8PHS-BU $ 12.50
Pine Honey Super, 8 Frame, Box Jointed Pine Honey Super, 8 Frame, Box Jointed - unassembled with unassembled pine frames and white wax coated plastic foundation - H01-8PHS-BFFU $ 30.10
Pine Honey Super, 8 Frame, Box Jointed Pine Honey Super, 8 Frame, Box Jointed - Assembled and painted - H01-8PHS-BA $ 16.50
Pine Honey Super, 8 Frame, Box Jointed Pine Honey Super, 8 Frame, Box Jointed - assembled/painted/w assembled pine frames and white wax coated plastic foundation - H01--8PHS-BFFA $ 39.40
Cypress Telescoping Top, 8 frame Cypress Telescoping Top, 8 frame - H01-8CTC-A $ 22.00
Cypress Telescoping Top, 10 frame Cypress Telescoping Top, 10 frame - H01-10CTC-A $ 22.00
Pine and Plywood Telescoping Cover, 10 Frame Pine and Plywood Telescoping Cover, 10 Frame - Assembled-Unpainted - H01-10PPLYTC $ 16.00
Pine and Plywood Telescoping Cover, 10 Frame Pine and Plywood Telescoping Cover, 10 Frame - Assembled /unpainted with feeding whole - H01-10PPLYTC-w/FH $ 17.00
Pine and Plywood Telescoping Cover, 10 Frame Pine and Plywood Telescoping Cover, 10 Frame - Assembled/painted - H01-10PPLYTC-PAINTED $ 20.00
Pine and Plywood Telescoping Cover, 10 Frame Pine and Plywood Telescoping Cover, 10 Frame - Assembled/painted with feeding whole - H01-10PPLYTC-Painted w/Feeding Hole $ 21.00
Pine and Plywood Telescoping Cover, 8 Frame Pine and Plywood Telescoping Cover, 8 Frame - Assembled-Unpainted - H01-8PPLYTC $ 16.00
Pine and Plywood Telescoping Cover, 8 Frame Pine and Plywood Telescoping Cover, 8 Frame - Assembled-Unpainted with feeding whole - H01-8PPLYTC/W/FH $ 17.00
Pine and Plywood Telescoping Cover, 8 Frame Pine and Plywood Telescoping Cover, 8 Frame - Assembled/painted - H01-8PPLYTC-PAINTED $ 20.00
Pine and Plywood Telescoping Cover, 8 Frame Pine and Plywood Telescoping Cover, 8 Frame - Assembled/painted with feeding whole - H01-8PPLYTC-Pw/FH $ 21.00
Solid Plywood Top, 10 Frame Solid Plywood Top, 10 Frame - Unpainted Plywood Top - H01-10PLY SOLID TOP $ 12.50
Solid Plywood Top, 10 Frame Solid Plywood Top, 10 Frame - Unpainted Plywood Top w/Feeding Hole - H01-10PLY TOPw/FH $ 13.50
Solid Plywood Top, 10 Frame Solid Plywood Top, 10 Frame - Painted Plywood Top - H01-10PLY TOP/PAINTED $ 15.50
Solid Plywood Top, 10 Frame Solid Plywood Top, 10 Frame - Painted Plywood Top w/ Feeding Hole - H01-10PLY TOP/PTDw/FH $ 16.50
Solid Plywood Top, 8 Frame Solid Plywood Top, 8 Frame - Unpainted Plywood Top - H01-8PLY SOLID TOP $ 12.50
Solid Plywood Top, 8 Frame Solid Plywood Top, 8 Frame - Unpainted Plywood Top w/ Feeder Hole - H01-8PLY TOPw/FH $ 13.50
Solid Plywood Top, 8 Frame Solid Plywood Top, 8 Frame - Painted Plywood Top - H01-8PLY TOP/PAINTED $ 15.50
Solid Plywood Top, 8 Frame Solid Plywood Top, 8 Frame - Painted Plywood Top w/ Feeder Hole - H01-8PLY TOP/PTDw/FH $ 16.50
Cypress Solid Bottom, 10 frame Cypress Solid Bottom, 10 frame - H01-10CSLDB-A $ 22.00
Cypress Solid Bottom, 8 frame Cypress Solid Bottom, 8 frame - H01-8CSLDB-A $ 22.00
Pine and Plywood Solid Bottom, 10 Frame, Assembled Pine and Plywood Solid Bottom, 10 Frame, Assembled - Unpainted - H01-10PPSB-A $ 16.00
Pine and Plywood Solid Bottom, 10 Frame, Assembled Pine and Plywood Solid Bottom, 10 Frame, Assembled - Painted - H01-10PPSB-PTD $ 20.50
Pine and Plywood Solid Bottom, 8 Frame, Assembled Pine and Plywood Solid Bottom, 8 Frame, Assembled - Unpainted - H01-8PPSB-A $ 16.00
Pine and Plywood Solid Bottom, 8 Frame, Assembled Pine and Plywood Solid Bottom, 8 Frame, Assembled - Painted - H01-8PPSB-PTD $ 20.50
Cypress Screen Bottom, 10 Frame Cypress Screen Bottom, 10 Frame - Without Tray - H01-CSCNB-A $ 22.00
Cypress Screen Bottom, 10 Frame Cypress Screen Bottom, 10 Frame - With Plastic Tray - H01--10CSCNB w/TRAY $ 22.00
Cypress Screen Bottom, 8 Frame Cypress Screen Bottom, 8 Frame - Without Tray - 8CSB $ 22.00
Cypress Screen Bottom, 8 Frame Cypress Screen Bottom, 8 Frame - With Plastic Tray - 8CSBw/T $ 22.00
Tapered Garden Top, 10 frame Tapered Garden Top, 10 frame - H01-10CAC-A $ 49.95
Tapered Garden Top, 8 frame Tapered Garden Top, 8 frame - H01-8CAC-A $ 49.95
Single Hive Stand Cypress, 10 frame Single Hive Stand Cypress, 10 frame - Assembled - H01-10CHSS-A $ 59.95
Single Hive Stand Cypress, 10 frame Single Hive Stand Cypress, 10 frame - Unassembled - H01-10CHSSU $ 59.95
Single Hive Stand Cypress, 8 frame Single Hive Stand Cypress, 8 frame - Assembled - H01-8CHSS-A $ 59.95
Single Hive Stand Cypress, 8 frame Single Hive Stand Cypress, 8 frame - Unassemble - H01-8CHSS-U $ 59.95
Double Hive Stand Cypress, 10 frame Double Hive Stand Cypress, 10 frame - H01-10CHSD-A $ 69.95
Double Hive Stand Cypress, 8 frame Double Hive Stand Cypress, 8 frame - H01-8CHSD-A $ 69.95
Plywood Inner Cover, 8 frame Plywood Inner Cover, 8 frame - 8 Frame Plywood Inner Cover - H01-8PLY/INTERCVR $ 9.95
Plywood Inner Cover, 10 frame Plywood Inner Cover, 10 frame - 10 Frame Plywood Inner Cover - 10PIC $ 9.95
Pierco Wax Coated Plastic Foundation Pierco Wax Coated Plastic Foundation - Hive Body - P01-WF-HB $ 1.60
Pierco Wax Coated Plastic Foundation Pierco Wax Coated Plastic Foundation - Honey Super - P01-WF-HS $ 1.20
Pine Honey Super, 10 Frame, Box Jointed Pine Honey Super, 10 Frame, Box Jointed - Unassembled - H01-10PHS-BU $ 13.00
Pine Honey Super, 10 Frame, Box Jointed Pine Honey Super, 10 Frame, Box Jointed - unassembled with unassembled pine frames and white wax coated plastic foundation - H01-10PHS-BFFU $ 35.00
Pine Honey Super, 10 Frame, Box Jointed Pine Honey Super, 10 Frame, Box Jointed - Assembled and Painted - H-1-10PHSP-BA $ 16.50
Pine Honey Super, 10 Frame, Box Jointed Pine Honey Super, 10 Frame, Box Jointed - Assembled/painted with assembled pine frames and white wax coated plastic foundation - H01-10PHSP-BFFA $ 46.00
10 Frame Pine Screen Bottom Unpainted 10 Frame Pine Screen Bottom Unpainted - H01-10PSCRBTM-U $ 18.00