Hive Setup

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Meyer Bees is your source for everything related to beekeeping.  We stock all common hive setup and beekeeping parts including:

  • woodenware items: 10-frame, 8-frame, 5-frame and custom
  • aluminum clad top covers and inner covers
  • bottom boards: solid and screened
  • excluders: woodbound metal, metal and plastic
  • feeders: boardman, frame and top
  • feed items: pollen substitutes, feed patties (18% protein brood builder and 4% winter), fondant cubes and patties, candy boards, high fructose corn syrup, additives / feed supplements,  etc.
  • assembled and unassembled beehive frames
  • foundation: plastic rite-cell, wax, wax with wire reinforced, wax with hooks, virgin cut-comb wax, small cell, etc.
  • swarm traps and swarm lures (vials, sprays and long term attractants)
  • queen rearing supplies: cell cups, grafting tools, cell bars, mating nucs, etc.
  • complete line of clothing including ventilated suits / jackets and gloves
  • beekeeping tools: smokers, hive tools, brushes, frame grips, etc.
  • complete line of treatments for all seasons: MAQS, Hopguard, Apiguard, Apivar, Oxalic Acid, and many more options including treatment applicator tools
  • Honey bottling equipment with 30+ styles of glass & plastic bottles in stock
  • Extracting equipment including manual and motorized options
  • Large selection of beekeeping books covering many topics from beginners, advances, honey and wax items

Find the best hive management and pest control tools at Meyer Bees

Our hive management tools include smokers, hive tools, scrapers, brushes, smoker fuel and more.  We also have pest control / treatments for hive beetles, mites, wax moths, etc.  This includes beehive test kits for sale as well as many of the top brand treatments.  Clothing available for purchase include veils, jackets, hats, beekeeping gloves, full suits, etc.

Honey harvesting and bottling supplies including both glass and plastic bottles, uncapping tools, buckets, uncapping/storage tanks, extractors, etc.

Want to save more? Get unassembled parts

Hive beekeeping parts can be purchased unassembled to save on costs, or can be purchased assembled and painted.

We also offer feed supplements

We carry feed supplements for use with sugar syrup, 4% protein winter feed patties, pollen patties for brood buildup with 18% protein, protein powders and miscellaneous other feed supplements.

Queen rearing supplies

Queen rearing supplies available include queen rearing frames, cell cups, cages, cell protectors, queen catchers, mating nucs, grafting tools, marking pens, etc.   Keeping strong productive queens is a good apiary management technique.

Find items from the Mann Lake catalog

Meyer Bees is an authorized dealer for Mann Lake, Betterbee, Honey-B-Healthy and others.   We have most common woodenware, tools, clothing, honey bee hive health items and bottling supplies in stock.  Any beekeeping equipment item from the Mann Lake catalog – big or small – can be picked up from our Minooka, Illinois location.  Beekeeping equipment orders are placed and received every week.  Custom orders take only a week on average to arrive.

Need help or have questions on hive setup or apiary management of existing hives/sites?  Contact us at 815-521-9116 or email