Ideal (Half) Box Jointed Super - Wax Dipped & Painted
Waggle & Forage's box jointed Ideals are hot-wax dipped and painted by us, right here in Kyneton. We use a 50/50 mix of microcrystalline and paraffin and our supers are dipped at between 165-170 degC for 9 to 14 minutes (depending on the weight of the pine).
Made from sustainably grown New Zealand Radiata Pine and cut by Alliance Woodware (ProWood, NZ), we only use a premium quality, external oil-based paint. Our box jointed Ideals are rated as "Premium" pine, which means they have no knots. They are assembled by us right here in Kyneton, using Titebond III Ultimate Glue and 65mm screws.
Available in 8 frame sizes. Don't forget, "Ideals" are just over half the size of a Full-depth beehive box which makes them lighter to lift and perfect for cool climate beekeeping!
Difference Between Standard & Premium Pine
So what’s the difference between “Standard” and “Premium” bee boxes? Just the knots! All trees naturally grow knots and in the world of beekeeping, knots in the timber of your bee box has no negative impact on the integrity of the hive.
Some people prefer timber with no knots - and that’s ok. Others (especially commercial beekeepers) choose to buy standard pine beehive woodware as the quality is the same and yet the costs are lower.