GloryBee

Hive Tool Kit

SKU
18951
Size: 1 Each Box
$72.49

Description

Description

Are you a new beekeeper and not sure what hive tools to buy initially to get you started in beekeeping?  If so, we highly recommend this kit for you!  It contains all the essentials tools to get you started including:

4” x 7” Smoker with Shield – This classic smoker is made from stainless steel.  It is lightweight and easy to handle.  It works great for those beekeepers that have 10 hives or less. 

Smoker Fuel – This high quality smoker fuel is made from cotton fiber.  It is easy to light and stays lit longer between smoker uses.

Standard Hive Tool – This is our most economical hive tool.  It is made from a yellow painted steel with a nail pulling slot built in.  The bent edge on the end works great for scraping wax and propolis off of frames and boxes.  10” long.

Bee Brush – A soft, nylon bristle brush ideal for gently sweeping bees off of a frame or into a nuc box when hiving a swarm.

Small Frame Grip – This heavy-duty small frame grip works well for loosening and pulling frames from your hive.  It allows for you to avoid dropping a frame of bees even when wearing bulky gloves.

Stainless Steel Frame Holders – In order to make room to inspect frames, these frame holders work great!  They attach to the side of your super and will hold several frames at one time.  They come as a pair for the left and right sides of the super.  

Always Authentic & Ethically Sourced

With almost 50 years of experience in the honey industry, GloryBee knows honey. Honey is more than a sugar source and sweetener; it is a highly complex all-natural ingredient with a unique story. Honey is the clean-label sweetener highly trending as an ingredient across many product categories including baked goods, dressings & sauces, cocktails, snacks, bars, and more.

Shelf Life

Shelf Life

Product shelf life is depending on storage conditions and is highly variable.  This honey should be stored under cool, dry conditions and in a humidity-controlled environment.  The industry standard for shelf life, when stored under optimum conditions, is 24 months from the date of manufacture.

Storage

At GloryBee, we are all about providing authentic, pure bulk honey that provides the taste and quality you are looking for. To ensure this, we work closely with our suppliers to ensure that the honey is safely harvested from the hive, sealed in air-tight containers for transport to our facility, inspected and tested upon arrival, packaged within our facility using stringent food safety standards and shipped to you using food safe transportation. Taking this kind of care means that you receive the quality honey you expect.

Honey Storage FAQS:

What is the shelf life of honey?

Honey stored in sealed containers can remain stable for decades and even centuries! However, honey is susceptible to physical and chemical changes during storage; it tends to darken and lose its aroma and flavor. This is a temperature-dependent process, making the shelf life of honey difficult to define. For practical purposes, a shelf life of two years is often stated. Properly processed, packaged, and stored honey retains its quality for a long time.

What is the best storage temperature for honey?

Processed honey should be stored between 64-75° F (18-24° C). Honey can be exposed to higher temperatures for brief periods; however, heat damage is cumulative so heat exposure should be limited. It is best to minimize temperature fluctuations and avoid storing honey near heat sources.

The recommended storage temperature for unprocessed (raw) honey is below 50° F (10° C). The ideal temperature for both unprocessed and processed honey is below 32° F (0° C). Cooler temperatures best preserve the aroma, flavor, and color of unprocessed honey.

What is crystallized honey?

Honey stored in sealed containers can remain stable for decades and even centuries! However, honey is susceptible to physical and chemical changes during storage; it tends to darken and lose its aroma and flavor. This is a temperature-dependent process, making the shelf life of honey difficult to define. For practical purposes, a shelf life of two years is often stated. Properly processed, packaged, and stored honey retains its quality for a long time. GloryBee guarantees the when properly stored, our honey will remain in a liquid state 90 days from the date of production.

Is honey usually stable?

Honey is highly stable against microbial growth because of its low water activity, low moisture content, low pH, and antimicrobial constituents.

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About GloryBee

For nearly 50 years we've worked with the top beekeepers and ingredient suppliers across the globe to create a resilient supply chain of the highest quality honey and ingredients in the world.