Brood Box - Araucaria

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Just like the brood boxes that come with our Flow Hive Classic Araucaria, these boxes can be used for brood, or as extra conventional honey supers.

Made in Brisbane, Australia from durable, local, FSC sustainably sourced Araucaria (Hoop Pine), precision laser-cut, and featuring finger-joints for maximum strength, these premium brood boxes are an ideal addition to a Flow Hive Classic Araucaria and will put your average radiata pine box to shame. 

Sizing:

  • 8 frame sizing is the equivalent to an 8 frame Langstroth deep box
    (fits 8 standard 9 1/8-inch, 232mm frames)

  • 10 frame sizing is the equivalent to a 10 frame Langstroth deep box
    (fits 10 standard 9 1/8-inch, 232mm frames)


We recommend you paint Araucaria brood box with non-toxic exterior paint
in order to last in the harsh weather that beehives can be subject to.

NOTE: There a slight dimensional difference between our timber types, however, it is possible to stack this product with either our Western Red Cedar or Araucaria products. Please read this FAQ for further information. 

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  1. Araucaria Brood Box

  2. Brood Frames with comb guides - OPTIONAL

  3. Hardware for Brood Box and Frames

• Does not include bees.

• Ships flat packed ready for easy assembly.

• Buy with or without Langstroth brood frames.

Precision Manufacturing & Premium Timber

This box is made using precision laser manufacturing from sustainably harvested Australian Araucaria - also known as Hoop Pine.

Araucaria is a premium Australian native cabinet timber, highly regarded for its stability & durability. To ensure it lasts a long time outdoors, two good coats of quality weatherproof sealant such as exterior house paint or varnish is a must. You can be as creative with the paint job as you like!

All images are for illustrative purposes - actual product may vary slightly.

Timber included in this product is made from naturally grown resources - each hive will be slightly different in character. Please see our FAQ for more information on our natural timber characteristics.

 

 

Safety, Care & Maintaining Your Brood Box

Apply a coat or two of timber sealant to bring out the lustre of this beautiful timber, and help it last even longer.

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Check out this Flow-sponsored safety pamphlet covering common beekeeping safety risks and first aid responses.

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    To say the least, he is very happy with how it does not bother the bee's  and such little cleanup involved since you don't need to use conventional extraction methods.
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    Vermont, USA

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