Price excludes GST
The high density Russian Pine timber is very good for beehive boxes and is machined to exacting sizes. The end plates are radiused on the edges for comfort and to give better paint stickability.
The hand grips are all square cut so that box break tools can be used after a honey flow if necessary.
Branding is available on indent orders if ordered in pallet lots.
The internal dimensions of these supers are 365mm x 465mm wide.
These boxes will come assembled with stainless steel screws.
Undipped - This means your high quality Russian Pine boxes are assembled with stainless screws but is in its natural state and will need some kind of protection from the weather.
Dipped - The box has been assembled with stainless steel screws then dipped in hot Microcrystalline for 9 to 10 minutes to preserve the timber for a long life outside. Microcrystalline is similar to Paraffin Wax but is a higher quality and has a melting point of 80 degrees. Paraffin Wax has been commonly used for beehive boxes but it will melt at 60 degrees and can leach out of the timber boxes on a hot summer day. This will leave them susceptible to rotting!
1/2 Depth - Your Russian Pine box will be 133mm high & 20mm thick with 20 screw holes. With Radiused outer edges you will have a very professional tidy finish. 1/2 depth is often used as a honey super for comb honey or just because its the lightest size when filled with honey.
3/4 Depth - Your Russian Pine box will be 185mm high & 20mm thick with 20 screw holes. With Radiused outer edges you will have a very professional tidy finish. 3/4 depth is the most common size for honey supers as it is still a relatively manageable weight but allows for a good harvest per box. Some beekeepers find two 3/4 boxes a good size for a brood chamber.
Full Depth - Your Russian Pine box will be 240mm high & 20mm thick with 24 screw holes. With Radiused outer edges you will have a very professional tidy finish. Full Depth is the most common size in beekeeping with it being used for brood chambers and honey supers. Beekeepers often will use two of these for the brood chamber.
Jumbo Depth - Your Russian Pine box will be 295mm high & 20mm thick with 28 screw holes. With Radiused outer edges you will have a very professional tidy finish. Jumbo depth is usually used as an option of having just one brood super. This size is the closest arrangement you can have to the bees natural hive size in the wild.
Standard - This means your Russian Pine boxes will be made from standard grade timber(Some call it commercial grade). Some Standard pieces may have some tight knots but usually no knots on edges and no pith.