OFA Management “First Year” Starter Beehive


A starter beehive that comes with all the bee equipment (except protective gear and tools) needed for implementing the Oakley Family Apiaries Management Plan for one colony during its first season. This Starter Beehive Kit Consists of:

  • Pure-Bred Russian Queen Bee*
  • Five Deep frames of beeswax combs containing bees, brood, honey and pollen
  • Nine Deep Frames with Plastic Foundation
  • Two Frame Feeders (each holds 3/4 gallon of syrup)
  • Two Deep Eight Frame Beehive Boxes (painted)
  • Beehive Cover (reversible) – painted
  • Beehive Bottom Board (reversible) – painted
  • Vertical Split Divider Board – painted
  • Queen Excluder (metal-bound)
  • Beehive Strap (to secure for transport)

Please include your email address and phone number.  This spring, we will contact you to arrange a date in April 2024, for pickup from our home apiary at 664 W. Elm Mott Dr. Elm Mott, Texas 76640.

Please select whether you would like a marked or unmarked queen in the options below. Having a marked queen will make it easier to identify her.

*All queens have been raised by certified members of the Russian Bee Breeders Association for Varroa Mite resistance, gentleness, and productivity. Additional information on certification standards is available at the Russian Honeybee Breeders Association website

Local pick-up only. Shipping is not provided with this item.
We do not ship bees, beekeeping equipment, beekeeping supplies, or protective equipment. Any purchases of those items will need to be picked up directly from our home apiary located at:

664 W. Elm Mott Dr.
Elm Mott, Texas 76640

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