Retailers attending the 2021 PCA Convention & Trade Show next month will have the opportunity to pick up the Black Works Studio Hive, a sampler of various Blacks Works Studio (BLK WKS) blends in special sizes.

The Black Works Studio Hive is a 27-count box that contains six different types of cigars in various quantities:

  • 6 Black Works Studio Green Hornet Lancero (7 1/4 x 42)
  • 4 Black Works Studio Green Hornet Perfecto (5 x 60)
  • 4 Black Works Studio Kato Candela Robusto (5 x 50)
  • 6 Black Works Studio Killer Bee Connecticut Lancero (7 1/4 x 42)
  • 3 Black Works Studio Killer Bee Lancero (7 1/4 x 42)
  • 4 Black Works Studio Killer Bee Perfecto (5 x 60)

The 27-count box of the Hive has an MSRP of $337.50, which works out to $12.50 per cigar.

“We wanted to offer Hive for PCA attendees as a way of showing our appreciation for the retailers who come to support our brands at the show,” said James Brown, creator of BLTC and partner at Fabrica Oveja Negra, via a press release. “The Hive is an idea I’ve had for a few years now. The Killer Bee & Green Hornet lines are some of our most popular and over the years I’ve played with a lot of different ideas for both. Hive is a mix of some of my favorite Bee & Hornet samples that have yet to be released. For anyone that is a fan of the Killer Bee & Green Hornet, this is a must have!”

Black Works Studio says it is limited to 900 boxes and will begin shipping the cigars in the fall.

The 2021 PCA Convention & Trade Show takes place July 10-13 in Las Vegas.

Correction: The original version of this article indicated production was limited to 900 cigars, it has been corrected to 900 boxes.

Drew Estate is the sponsor of halfwheel's coverage of the 2021 PCA Convention & Trade Show

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