Frame Storage and Transport

Food Grade, Heavy Duty, made in the USA

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Storage and Protection

Honey deserves the finest in protection.  It’s what we have worked the whole year for.  Beekeepers deserve the best in storage and protection for this amazing product.  Can’t extract today? No problem.  Running 9 in a 10-frame box? No problem.  The Hive Butler is designed to accommodate those fat honey frames with ease. 

Hive Inspection

Working through your hive just got a lot easier!  Take a Hive Butler with ventilated lid with you during inspections.  Rather than standing those frames up in the grass, slip them into the Hive Butler as you go.  If you see the queen, she’s now safely stowed away and you can continue with fewer worries and fewer bees coming back at you.

Off-season Storage

The Hive Butler is ready to take care of your off-season and transportation needs.  The interior ribs keep all sizes of frame secure no matter what.  And the lid design ensures stable stacking.  The opaque material allows light transmission, which deters wax moths.  Don’t forget about newly-constructed frames with delicate wax foundation..

Uncapping

Many people have expressed interest in using the Hive Butler totes for an uncapping tank setup—Just another way the Hive Butler makes your beekeeping easier!   The interior ribs hold the frames stable for you as you work your way through a super.  So, for those folks, here is a box, without a lid, which could be modified to do uncapping.  This setup took 2 Hive Butler totes, a gate and some hardware cloth.  Please use caution when cutting through the bottom of your Hive Butler!  It is VERY heavy duty.

Products

  • Hive Butler ST - FREE SHIPPING
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  • Hive Butler Uncapping Tank - Free Shipping
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  • Hive Butler Hive Tote and Lid - Free Shipping
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  • Hive Butler Vented Lid
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“I like this product makes it easier to carry and store frames. They also have great customer service.”

David Purcella

“The innovative Hive Butler is now my go-to tool for swarm catches and cut-outs at Tulip Tree Adopt-a-Bee. During swarm season, the vent-top Hive Butler is always in my car. Great company run by friendly people, too. Highly recommended!”

John Paff

“LOVE IT!!

Just want to say thank you for creating the Hive Butler. It made my inspection easier by keeping my girls warm, frames in order, and my Queen cells protected. The other beekeepers on site liked it as well. Thanks again!!”

Melissa Natale

“Our shipment came 2 hours after we collected 2 swarms from our own hives, but the next day we were called out for a swarm, and it was so so very much easier. The frame spacers wear great, it held everything in place. Not having to worry about hurting the queen was great. Will have to get extra vented lids, my husband want to leave a swarm for a day or so so they start drawing out comb and are less likely to leave. Our review is "Great product". Thank you.”

Les and Bonnie Hill 

“I cannot express how wonderful this product is. It has cured so many headaches and hassles with my beekeeping. It's made my job a lot easier. The only thing better than the Hive Butler is their customer service. I really enjoy doing business with them. Great product, great people.”

Kevin Woods

“I used my first Hive Butler for a full beekeeping season last year and it came in handy for a variety of tasks, to include its main role of pulling honey. I got my second Hive Butler recently, and it's clear the company has continued to improve the product since it was introduced a couple years ago. I think most beekeepers will want one of these once the word gets out about how useful they are.”

Eric Miller

More About Us

The Hive Butler® is our family business.  We started with a simple concept;  creating a better way to store, transport, and manage our bee hive frames.  From there, we began a journey that is hard to believe.  Through hard work, perseverance, and a little luck we were able to produce and introduce the "Hive Butler".  We love it, we hope you will too.