The Polystyrene 10 Frame Deep Hive Kit includes a screened bottom board with white coroplast slide tray, an entrance reducer with 2 sliding shutters, 1 or 2 unassembled deep hive bodies (depending on your selection), and a flat top cover with 2 plastic strap guides and a recessed area on the underside for feeding pollen patties or emergency winter feed (ie. sugar bricks, mountain camp method, winter patties, etc). This lid is a bit of a misnomer as we do not recommend actually reversing it, as doing so could (let's face it, probably would) cause robbing behavior to ensue. No inner cover is offered with this polystyrene top cover. Improvise your own if you feel strongly about that (mylar sheet, feedsack, etc)
The polystyrene deep hive bodies easily accomodate standard US Langstroth wood (or plastic) deep frames.
These kits do NOT include frames or foundation. Please see the 1 piece frames and foundation here or the wood frames here and the foundation sheets here.
Love everything about it except shipping cost!! I can get polystyrene hives at other places with free shipping
Hands down the best poly hive on the market. I am definitely going to buy more. BUT, the shipping and handling is way too much!!!!
So easy to work with!
Just completed my third hive inspection in my polystyrene hives. I have yet to use a hive tool!