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SummerHawk Ranch Honey Jar Hive

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A new kind of beehive - our innovative Honey Jar Beehive allows the bees to store honey directly into mason jars, dramatically reducing the amount of work for the beekeeper, and reducing the stress on the colony. Watch your hive grow with the included Quick-Check Super, which allows you to easily view the activity and health of the colony from outside of the hive, without disturbing the hive or harming bees. Join the movement to save our honeybees.

  • Great for beginners -- the bees fill jars with honey so you can enjoy the benefits of harvesting your own honey for easy gift giving
  • Ideal for any location, from rural to suburban backyards, and even rooftops
  • Built from sustainably sourced Canadian Hemlock wood with finger-joint construction
  • Commercial-grade, galvanized, telescoping roof
  • Entrance-Reducer to help bees protect their hive
  • Screened Bottom-Board that is designed to attach securely to the SummerHawk Ranch Hive Stand (sold separately)
  • Includes:
    • Deep Jar Super with (6) 1-Pint (.45 L) and (6) 1-Quart (.95 L) Mason Jars, complete with lids and Quick-Check Viewing Window
    • Quick-Check Super with 8 high-visibility Quick-Check Frames with pre-waxed plastic honeycomb foundation
    • Stainless steel Queen Excluder
    • Ventilated Inner-Cover
    • 2 ventilated Jar Screens
    • Industry-leading full 3-year warranty: 11 times longer than a typical 90-day limited warranty

    Note: This product may require up to 2 additional days for order processing prior to shipping

Specification Description
Product Weight: 27.62 lb.
Product Material: Wood/Glass
Product Width: 22-1/4 in.
Product Height: 20-7/8 in.
Brand: SummerHawk Ranch
Product Type: Beehive Parts
Product Length: 29-3/4 in.
Manufacturer Part Number 38533
SummerHawk Ranch Honey Jar Hive is rated 2.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good idea Good idea, but roof structure will not hold up to Pacific northwest rain. Even though two coats of latex paint applied, rain found it's way into the roof panels and caused severe swelling and roof failure. I had to build flat, telescoping, covers, like traditional Lanstroth hives. SummerHawkranch would not honor their 3Year full warranty, as stated on carton.
Date published: 2018-04-27
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How do you care for the bees in the winter?

Asked by: Minusone
The winter care needed can vary depending on your location and climate. We would recommend searching your local area for beekeepers recommendations on hive ventilation for your area. Below is a link to our Getting Started page. This page has references to help you locate a local beekeeping association where you may be able to find a mentor and also order bees. https://summerhawkranch.com/pages/beekeeping-getting-started If you have any further inquiries, please contact SummerHawk Ranch at info@summerhawkranch.com.
Answered by: SummerHawk Ranch
Date published: 2018-05-14

I understand the chambers are pre-waxed. Is it natural wax? Is there any plastic? Is the bottom section considered a brood box or a super?

Asked by: jane13
These are pre-waxed with all natural beeswax, the foundations are plastic, and the bottom box is the brood box. If you have any further inquiries, please contact SummerHawk Ranch at info@summerhawkranch.com.
Answered by: SummerHawk Ranch
Date published: 2018-05-14

I’m assuming you would need full gear to retrieve your jars of honey. Are there instructions for harvesting?

Asked by: Acooper188
We recommend enjoying the wax and honey together, straight out of the container! However, if you would like to remove the wax, you can use any number of traditional straining techniques. Our favorite is to break up the wax and honey with a knife, then set the jars in a crock pot full of water at a constant 118 degrees F for about a half hour. This temperature should be low enough to keep the honey raw, and is low enough that the wax shouldn’t melt, but is warm enough to make the honey runny. Then, you just pour the warmed wax and honey through a regular strainer to separate the wax and honey and you have raw filtered honey! If you have any further inquiries, please contact SummerHawk Ranch at info@summerhawkranch.com.
Answered by: SummerHawk Ranch
Date published: 2018-05-14
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