About this project
Imagine hanging your next picture frame without taking a single measurement. Imagine never again damaging your nicely painted walls with loads of extra holes. And imagine never seeing another tilted frame on your wall. Sounds a bit improbable, right?
Not any more. Introducing the Beehive Picture Hangers! In about 5 minutes, you can hang nearly any size frame, right where you want it. And the process is so easy, you may even enjoy hanging pictures – something you never would have imagined!
The honeycomb design of the Beehive Picture Hangers is key to their incredible functionality. Once the hangers are placed on the custom designed Support Pins, your frame can be quickly and easily adjusted in any direction. You simply lift the frame from the Support Pins (more about these later), and adjust up, down, left, right or diagonally. It really is that simple!
No more removing nails from the wall and starting over. No more repositioning the hardware on your frame. No more swiss cheese walls. About 5 seconds or less is all it takes to adjust your frame in any direction.
The Max hangers have 143 hexagonal openings in each hanger, giving you the option of 143 different positions to adjust your frame, on each corner. The Original give you 68 positions for adjustment.
Check out the clip below. We've attached the Max hangers to a plexiglass frame so you'll have a clear view of how the hangers work. This also gives you a close-up view of a Support Pin after it has been inserted into the wall.
Each Beehive Picture Hanger has a small point that projects from the center of the hanger. These are called the Positioning Points. The Positioning Points allow you to hang a single frame, or an entire series of frames without taking a single measurement. That's right. You can ditch the tape measure and ruler next time you hang a frame.
How they work. After the Beehive Picture Hangers are attached to your frame, simply hold your frame up to the wall in the approximate position you want to hang it, and press the top corners of the frame against the wall. The Positioning Points will make two small indentations in your wall (one for each hanger). These indentations are where you'll insert your Support Pins into the wall to hang your frame.
The clip below shows a demonstration on using the Positioning Points, as well as the custom designed Support Pins.
Notice how the Support Pin does not fully penetrate the drywall (sheetrock). This feature eliminates any concerns of hitting pipes, conduit or wiring, which is a common problem when using nails, hooks and other standard hardware. In addition, there's no need to locate a wall stud (or worry about hitting one). The Support Pins are uniquely designed to hang frames up to 30 lbs. in standard drywall alone.
Whether you're planning to hang 1 frame or one thousand, this product is for you. The Beehive Picture Hangers can be used on just about any size or shape of wooden frame or canvas.
No special skills are required for installation. You'll simply need a small phillips head screwdriver for attaching the hangers to your frame, and a hammer (or shoe heel) to tap the Support Pins into your wall.
The Beehive Picture Hangers now make all other picture hanging hardware, obsolete.
Beehive Picture Hangers are the brain child of inventor Herb Bigelow.
Some of you may already be familiar with a product similar to the Beehive Picture Hangers (formerly Beehive Hangers or Honeycomb Hangers) which were also designed by Herb. These were originally being distributed primarily as a wholesale product through frame shops and canvas suppliers. Shortly following, the Beehive Hangers were signed into a licensing agreement and were being manufactured by a third-party company. The licensee was unsuccessful in their promotional efforts and the agreement was amicably dissolved. During the agreement period, inventory for the Beehive Hangers was depleted.
Herb has since made an innovative change to the design, adding the Positioning Point, which virtually eliminates any need to take measurements.
In 2014, after several years of perseverance, Herb was granted a Utility Patent, securing his production rights to this amazing innovation.
Both the Original and Max hangers are rated up to 30 lbs. This rating is based on using two hangers on each frame, along with the included Support Pins.
Both the Original and Max hangers are equipped with the new Positioning Point (described above) and come standard with the custom designed Support Pins and screws – all the hardware you'll need!
The Max hangers have been specially designed so they can be attached across the miter joints of your frames. This will add additional support to larger, heavier frames, helping prevent separation of the joints over time.
For you left brain thinkers, we're including a technical drawing showing the details and dimensions for both hanger sizes.
Manufacturing of the tooling for the Beehive Picture Hangers will be our first priority. Funding for tooling will be apportioned to the Original and Max hangers (which incorporate the new Positioning Point), in addition to the Support Pins.
In effort to keep production costs and unit prices down, we'll need to meet minimum order quantities with our manufacturer. Exact numbers will be determined by the success of our Kickstarter campaign. Our first order from the manufacturer will include the inventory required to sustain sales for a period of approximately 4-6 months, as well as fulfill your Kickstarter pledges.
We're well into the design, and now in need of capital to move things to the next level. Your funding will help us design and maintain a shopping cart and set up a shipping calculator, as well as implement the SEO needed to generate and maintain website traffic.
Our goal is to place the Beehive Picture Hangers into retail in Q1 of 2016. After meeting with several of the world's largest hardware manufacturers and distributors over the past several months, we're confident the Beehive Picture Hangers will quickly find their way into big box, hardware and home improvement stores around the nation as well as around the world. With your pledge, we'll be one step closer to making this a reality. Imagine seeing the Beehive Picture Hangers at your local retailer, knowing that you helped make it happen!
Our current Beehive Picture Hangers are designed for wood frames only. But stay tuned! We're designing a secure 'clip on' version for metal frames. This will be a 'no screws required' design. Our goal is to have this line extension in production by Q2 of 2016.
We've also designed a unique hanger that will be offered to picture frame manufacturers. This version will provide manufacturers with a cost-effective solution to adding the Beehive Picture Hangers directly to their frame lineup before their products reach the wholesale and consumer markets.
We have a fully developed, proven, and patented product that is ready for production. We've aligned with a highly qualified manufacturer that has the ideal facilities and capabilities for production of the Beehive Picture Hangers. The retail packaging has been designed and sourced, and is set for production.
We're now we're ready to hit the 'go' button on production and fulfillment. With your help, the Beehive Picture Hangers will soon be a household brand!
Are you ready to be a part of our dream?
We've prepared a series of reward levels. Based on the amount you pledge, you'll receive sets of the Original or Max hangers. In two simple steps, you'll be on your way to not only making your life just a bit easier, but also the lives of people around the globe!
NOTE: After giving a great deal of thought to our rewards, we decided to forego the cute t-shirts and fancy widgets, and base our rewards on what really counts. The product. We thought this was the best way to put your hard earned dollars to work!
Make your pledge count! Keep in mind that you're allowed to choose just 1 reward level. However, during the Kickstarter campaign, at any time, you can increase your pledge to 'boost' your rewards.
Remember, this Kickstarter campaign is our endeavor to get the Beehive Picture Hangers into production! Once the Kickstarter is successfully funded, the hangers won't be available online for another 4-5 months, after our goal is met. This means the only way to get your hands on a set of shiny new Beehive Picture Hangers is to choose a pledge amount and back our project! Don't be the last one on your block with crooked frames!
Your pledge, big or small, is vital to the success of our project. It's not going to happen without you. And regardless of whether you're able to pledge or not, if you believe in the Beehive Picture Hangers, you can help us a ton by sharing our Kickstarter project with your friends and family.
Spreading the word is essential to a successful campaign. Every person that views our page brings us one step closer to our dream of seeing the Beehive Picture Hangers in every household on planet earth!
Simply visit our website by clicking this link, or click the share button below. We truly appreciate any help you can offer!
Risks and challenges
From concept through prototype development, we’ve taken baby steps to insure no part of the process has been hurried. We’ve secured a manufacturer with an outstanding reputation and ideal production capabilities for the Beehive Picture Hangers.
We’ve done our homework on shipping and fulfillment, and we’ll be ready to have your pledges out the door within just a few days of receiving our first shipment of product.
However, as we all know, stuff happens!
In the event we encounter issues with tooling or production, rest assured, we’re all over it! And of course, we’ll keep you posted, every step of the way.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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