Hear what people are saying about us!
Bob at Ozark Cedar Hives is our Apiary's go to hive provider for all hive upgrades. I started with Pine but after a season was looking to experiment with different styled hives and different materials. Last season I picked up one hive to test out, and after a successful winter I have upgraded two more of my hives to these wonderful Ozark Cedar Hives. When people walk into the Love Lane Honey bee yard they immediately comment on the unique golden look of these Cedar hives. Finally, Bob's bottom boards are so good that I have upgraded all my hive bases to these. The slant of the base allows for an easy landing, the screened bottom affords excellent ventilation and mite control. ~ Avery from Massachusetts
The bee package I put in your hive from last year is going gang busters! The bees are drawing comb in the last (5th) medium super as we speak. Please send me the following as quickly as you can. ~ Tom from Colorado
We LOVE the hives. They are beautiful. All of the hives in our bee yards are pine, but we wanted a couple for our backyard/garden that looked good. Your hives are gorgeous in the Montana sunset with Bee's doing their thing to and fro... Anyway, I wanted to say thanks again for being so stand up, and for making great hives. I'll be sure to pass your name to the local beeks and anyone else looking to get into it. ~ Matt in Montana
Hi Mr. Owen, I received my medium hive today and it is absolutely beautiful. I am kicking myself that i didn't find you before this Spring when i purchased three cedar hives that do not even compare to yours. It is easy to say you will be my exclusive hive/component dealer from now on. Thanks. ~ Ben from Kansas
Bob’s hives are as functional as they are beautiful. I particularly appreciate the thicker hive body and super material. Even the telescoping cover and inner cover are hand-crafted from solid cedar. And last but not least, Bob and Kathy are super nice people to do business with. ~ Burton from Western Missouri
Let me start by saying that I didn’t know how much junk that I had until I ordered your hive boxes! I have western cedar, pine, cypress and plywood hives but none as nice as yours.
I’m a carpenter and we have a lot of different wood available to construct hive boxes from but I didn’t know how nice that juniper would be. ~ Steve from Pennsylvania
Just to let you know, our bee colonies are doing great and they really like your hives!!
I'd like to order two more of your complete hives. ~ Paul from Connecticut
The hive arrived today. It's beautiful. Thank you so much for offering such a well built hive at this cost. I am very impressed with everything you've done. Take care and God bless your family and business. I'm sure you'll hear from me again. :) ~ Kevin from Michigan
"The cedar hives are awesome. My bees did better in them than any other hive!"
~ Cinda from Western MO
"The cedar hives that I received from Bob Owen were not only very well built but also esthetically pleasing to look at. The material construction appears to be handling the seasons here in MO quite nicely. Bob was a great resource of information and a pleasure to do business with. I can happily state that my bees are flourishing in their new homes. I am hoping to acquire some more of these units before the line gets too long." ~ Ken from Southwest MO
"I love my cedar hives I bought last year! I bought 4 and have bees in 3 of them. The 4th one is to use if I get to catch a swarm this year. The bees are doing well and bringing in tons of pollen right now. I fed the 2 new young hives this winter that I got started last year. I just recently added supers on both so they will have lots of room for honey this year. They are all strong and doing real well. The hive color is still really pretty and they look so pretty sitting up in the fruit patch. I would and do recommend them to anyone I find that has an interest in beekeeping." ~ Elaine from MO
"I wanted to let you know that I received the hive pieces, put the supers together, sanded the joints a little, and finished everything. I love the finished hive. My intention was to use the hive without finishing it, but the wood was so beautiful, I could not resist sanding and putting on a finish that would preserve the wood and preserve the color. I used an outdoor, water-based polyurethane with a satin finish that should keep them looking fresh for many years and probably add a few years to their life. I want you to know that I really appreciate your hives for several reasons:
1) Hive base, with screened board and insert.
2) Construction: box joints with sanded exterior.
3) Wood thickness: I use rough cut for everything I build and appreciate the thicker wood.
4) The wood: I love the color and grain. I do a lot of woodwork myself and it is just plain fun to have such a nice looking hive.
Thanks to you both and keep up the great work." ~ Chuck from Pennsylvania
"The best quality hive I have seen in this price range! An incredible product and friendly service." ~ Erin from Southern MO
"I was very pleased with the look and the construction of the hive I bought last year. Your hive stand and bottom board that accepts both a screened and solid bottom are so much better than most commercially available components. Everything fit together well, and the construction on the hive components is all around excellent. I appreciate the attention to detail." ~ Larry from Northwest Arkansas
"I have noted that my bee colonies in your cedar hives are stronger than the ones in the commercial grade wood." ~ Geneva from the Bahamas