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Victoria BC, Canada

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Barry the BeeMaster Barry
is a local beekeeper serving the Greater Victoria area on the southern end of Vancouver Island, BC Canada. He is an accredited Bee Master and BCHPA certified instructor of Beginner's Beekeeping. He has been keeping bees for more than 10 years.

Rain Coast Bee Hive has been in development for more than 5 years to address the unique environment of the south Islands of British Columbia. Our local climate is warm but usually not excessively hot in the summer and cool but not excessively cold during our winter which is more of a rainy season. The high humidity of the rainy season adds a chilling factor that honey bees, a tropical insect, find difficult to survive in. Barry's Bee Hive has features that enable colonies of honey bees to better survive the rainy season, while being fully compatible with existing Dadant honey supers, frames, queen excluders and inner covers, as well as many other features.

Rain Coast Bee Hiove


Features are:
  • One bee hive that can house 2 full sized 10 frame colonies

  • Brood chamber optimized for queen to lay 1,500 eggs per day

  • Aesthetically pleasing to the backyard garden with cedar shingle roof

  • Raised off the ground for moisture separation and ease of the human back for lifting honey supers

  • Removeable screened bottom with debris board for each colony

  • Combined inner cover and winter feeding tray for each colony

  • Multiple entry ports for easy management

  • Internal, moveable partitions for managing brood chamber size

  • Stand designed to maximize stability and minimize tipping

  • Insulated sectional outer covers with overhang to minimize rain water entry


You can download the specifications in a PDF file here.


Rain Coast Bee Hive

(Patent pending)

$495 plus tax for Duplex

Delivery and setup optional ($35.00 within Greater Victoria)


Duplex Unit includes:

  1. 2 colony beehive with built in stand

  2. Interior left natural wood for bee health

  3. 1 coat of primer paint on the exterior

  4. 2 detachable screened bottoms with debris board for easy cleaning

  5. 2 follower boards (internal moveable separation panels)

  6. 20 custom built brood frames with foundation starter guide (No plastic)

  7. 2 combination inner cover and winter feeding tray

  8. Inner covers have raised bars to accomodate 4 litre feeding pail

  9. Sectional outer cover with weather protection overlap (2 pieces)

  10. Roof sections covered with cedar shingles


$645 plus tax for Triplex

Delivery and setup optional ($35.00 within Greater Victoria)


Triplex Unit includes:

  1. 3 colony beehive with built in stand

  2. Interior left natural wood for bee health

  3. 1 coat of primer paint on the exterior

  4. 3 detachable screened bottoms with debris board for easy cleaning

  5. 3 follower boards (internal moveable separation panels)

  6. 30 custom built brood frames with foundation starter guide (No plastic)

  7. 3 combination inner cover and winter feeding trays

  8. Inner covers have raised bars to accomodate 4 litre feeding pail

  9. Sectional outer cover with weather protection overlap (3 pieces)

  10. Roof sections covered with cedar shingles

You can download the specifications in a PDF file here.


 

Hive
  • Brood Super
  • Inner cover
  • Outer cover
  • Frames

Safety
  • Smock & Veil
  • Gauntlets
  • Peppermint Spray

Tools
  • Hive Tool
  • Bee Brush
  • Frame Tool

Queen
  • Cups
  • Grafting Tool
  • Capture Tool
  • Marking Tool