The Assembled and Painted Medium Hive Body has 4 handholds and 2 cleats for easy gripping and is built to last using staples and wood glue. It is painted with 2 coats of white exterior latex paint. This hive body is used in conjunction with 10 deep frames.
The hive bodies are the boxes sandwiched in between the bottom board and the top cover of the hive. The Valley Hive sells medium and deep hives. Boxes can be configured in a variety of ways, depending on location and personal preference. Some beekeepers use all medium boxes, some use all deep hive bodies, and some run a combination of both.
The Valley Hive typically recommends using a deep hive body as the first level for housing the brood year-round. As the hive expands medium boxes can be added as needed.