The Langstroth 10-Frame Super is the most common type of extraction box used by beekeepers because it's much lighter than a hive body (deep) when full of honey. It is versatile, durable, and is available if several different assembly options.
Supers are cut from durable pine wood. Each piece is cut with interlocking notches at each end which makes it very easy to assemble. At maximum capacity, a super is filled with 10 super frames (hence the name 10-Frame Super).
The following items are included with the 10-Frame Super:
- 4 Super sides
For durability, we assemble supers (and all of our other woodenware products) using commercial grade wood glue and screws. Using commercial grade materials helps gives the super an extra measure of sturdiness which helps to keep the wood from breaking or falling apart. For maximum strength, wood glue is is dried for a minimum of 24 hours before supers are shipped.
When assembling your own woodenware, it is advised to use commercial grade wood glue and screws. We also highly recommend that you paint the wood with 2 coats of paint to provide additional protection from the elements.
For those that want to put together the woodenware themselves but don't know how, click here to see a tutorial for assembling your own woodenware.
All woodenware is eligible for shipping or local pickup. Shipping prices are determined by distance + package weight and dimensions. For accurate shipping prices, please refer to the shipping calculator at the end of the checkout process.
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Many beekeeper prefer to use supers for their extraction boxes (any boxes put on top of the recommended 2-hive body base) because their smaller size makes them much easier to move and extract honey from. Supers weigh significantly less than a hive body when full of honey. This is due not only to a smaller box size, but the smaller frame size as well.