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The Keeper's Hive

Two Queen Keeper - Basic Beehive

Two Queen Keeper - Basic Beehive

Regular price $370.00 USD
Regular price $390.00 USD Sale price $370.00 USD
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The hardware and features on the shipped product may differ slightly from those pictured here, but overall functionality will be exactly the same.

Hives are shipped unassembled and unpainted.

Included with this purchase:

  • Custom double brood chamber
  • (2) Follower boards
  • Queen excluder
  • Modified medium 10 frame spacer box
  • (2) Observation panels
  • (4) Removable frame guards
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Details and Specifications

Originally called "The Nat Hive" after our co-founder Nat, the Two Queen Keeper has two separated 8 frame deep single brood chambers that share a stack of standard 10 frame honey supers. If you're a honey seller with some extra boxes laying around, this hive can potentially pay for itself several times over and with much less time spent on management.

A little disclaimer: the reason we say that the Two Queen Keeper is for "adventurous" beekeepers is that two queen hives are more complicated at baseline, and there is higher potential for things to go wrong. We do not recommend this product for beginners.

  • Custom designed double brood chamber (think two One Queens back to back)
  • Can produce 200+ pounds of honey
  • Great for raising queens
  • Frames rest on top of the box rather than inside it, making them easy to slide
  • Removable frame guards protect the ends of the frames from propolis
  • No-lift access to the brood chamber for bee-friendlier inspections
  • Accepts standard Langstroth components and works with wooden or plastic frames
  • Follower board allows for brood chamber size adjustment (2-8 frames)
  • Simplifies and expedites the highly effective Demaree method for swarm control
  • Check mite levels and apply treatments without any lifting
  • Insert division board feeders, place pollen patties, and other nutrition in minutes
  • Can be overwintered with 8 or 13 frames, with easy emergency feeding
  • Observation window for assessing hive strength without disturbing any bees
  • Space under roof can be used for hive records, thermometer, insulation, and more
  • Weather strip prevents rain from leaking through the roof
  • Replacement parts available should you need them

If you are unfamiliar with single brood chamber management or the Demaree method for swarm control, there are many resources available here and elsewhere to help guide you.

The Keeper's Hive: Two Queen Keeper Overview