Select Grade Wood vs. Commercial Grade Wood:There are two grades or qualities of wood used to make the woodenware. You have a choice between Select and Commercial. Select is a higher grade option which will have only the occasional small knot. Commercial grade will offer a more economical option but will possess a greater number of solid knots and/or imperfections. If you will be painting your hives, then Commercial grade is the common choice. If you are varnishing or staining your wood, Select is a great option to showcase the natural wood grains.
3/4 inch or 7/8 inch Wall Thickness:
Our 3/4 inch boxes are the most common sizing and offer a cost savings. The 7/8 inch boxes offer a heavier wall thickness. Both sizes fit all our wooden hive components and are compatible with each other.