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Hive Body Deep Assembled/Painted

Hive Body Deep Assembled/Painted


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This assembled and painted deep Langstroth Hive holds 10 frames and has the following dimensions: 19 5/8” x 16 ¼” x 9 5/8”. Customarily, deep boxes are used for the brood chamber, the area where the bees reside and the queen lays the eggs. In colder climates, two deep brood boxes are recommended for bees to survive the winter months. Here in Southern California, specifically in the warmer climate regions such as Los Angeles, a combination of a deep box and a medium box is standard practice. Painting the hive helps prevent warping and adds years to the life of your equipment.


The development of the Langstroth Hive in the 1800s revolutionized the beekeeping industry, and it is still the most commonly used method of keeping bees today. Langstroth Hive boxes are available in available in different sizes. Primarily, we offer Medium and Deep Hive boxes. Although, shallow boxes are also used.

Both mediums and deeps can be used interchangeably or exclusively.  One can use all deeps, all mediums, or a combination thereof.  What determines this is personal preference and what the particular needs are at your apiary and what your goals are in your location.  In Los Angeles, a popular arrangement is a deep and a medium brood box, followed by medium boxes being used as “supers”; any box that is expected to be the honey surplus particularly for the beekeeper. 

One can expect each deep to weigh 70-80 pounds when full of bees and honey.  A medium box can weigh 40 pounds, hence why it is a popular choice for honey production. 

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