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.
A Complete National Hive, consists of:
Open Mesh Floor with entrance block Roof
Brood Box Hive Strap and 100g bag of frame nails
2 x poly Supers Frame runner for the brood/supers
Plastic Excluder 12 National Brood frames +12 sheets foundation
Poly Crownboard 24 National super Hoffmann frames + 24 wired foundation
The BB501 is our Basic Full Suit. It is made in the UK using premium 67% polyester and 33% cotton. All fabrics we use are colourfast and shrink proof. It is suitable for our climate and is machine washable. Other features include: detachable hood, Velcro tabs where neck zips meet for extra security and elasticised at waist, ankles and wrists. We stock 3 basic colours, white, sage and biscuit, other colours available on request. We also offer a made to measure and repair service. The kit includes a choice of rubber or leather gloves with gauntlets. The smoker is a 10cm in diameter, has a guard, insert and hanging hook. The high quality brush is used to gently remove the bees from the frames. The hive tool is made from stainless steel and is used to manipulate the frames in the hive.