National Starter Kit – Basic Kit Plus Paynes Polystyrene Hive


Paynes Polystyrene Hive is a precast mold not requiring assembly, superior grade Miller Style Feeder and plastic Entrance Block doubles as a mouse guard.

All our kits include high quality full beekeeping suit and gloves, 1st grade UK sourced frames and foundation.  Comprises of Roof, 1 x Super, Plastic Queen Excluder, Brood Body, Poly Crown Board, 11 x National Brood Frames, 1 Dummy Board, 12 x National Super Hoffman Frames, Wired Foundation, superior Miller Style Feeder, Open Mesh Floor with Entrance Block, Metal runners, Cam Strap, 3 x Smoker Cardboard Rolls, 100g bag of Nails.

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The polystyrene hive has many benefits over a wooden version. It’s made from a very high density material, 100g/litre - up to 3 times stronger than what is used for packaging. Its lightweight and durable meaning you get a strong, robust hive that will last 30+ years. No assembly needed, just a splash of masonry paint on the outside. Its insulation properties also makes it ideal as less bees are required to maintain the heat for effective brood rearing, this helps improve overwintering and early Spring build up.

Additional information

Suit Size

Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large


White, Sage

Glove Size

XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL

Glove Type

Leather, Rubber