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Hives & Hive parts

Hives & Hive parts

Hives & Hive parts

We offer a range of National and WBC Hives, both self-assembly or assembled ready for use.

Our Cedar hives offer a light, tough and aesthetically pleasing timber ideally suited to the British climate.  

Western Red Cedar is a very durable timber with natural resistance to moisture, decay and insect damage.  Although more expensive than ply or pine hives we have found through our own experience and many conversations with our customers that Cedar hives are well worth that extra investment.

Long lasting and a pleasure to use, Cedar hives are much lighter than other timbers and require less treatment to preserve, the cedar will weather to a silvery grey colour if left untreated over a period of time, but is also receptive to most oils, stains/colours if preferred.

Our hives are made from traditional western red cedar, not to be confused with the cheaper white cedar hives now on the market which are of inferior quality, being much softer and having a wider grain (beware many suppliers do not state which cedar is used).

We believe our quality Western Red Cedar hives are a pleasure to use and well worth the extra pennies!

NEW FOR 2018 :  Polystyrene National hives and Nucleus hives now available:
Our polystyrene hives are made in the UK and are of a high-density 100g/litre construction, being up to 3 times stronger than polystyrene packaging.  We recommend they are painted with smooth masonry paint to provide a very long lasting hive.

Polystyrene provides a lightweight, cheap and durable hive with excellent insulation properties to help keep the bees warm through the winter. 

The brood and supers have dovetailed joints for easy assembly and do not require runners as they are built into the mould.  

Compatible with wooden national hive parts, frames, and accessories (a wooden roof cannot be used).


National Cedar Hive

National Cedar Hive

Our National Cedar hive parts are available as a complete hive or in individual parts.  Available as flat packed or fully assembled.  We pride ourselves in providing our flat packed hives with detailed instructions and complete fixing packs, we even add a tea bag to encourage you to read the instructions before assembling! Of course if you have any queries we are here to help.

National Polystyrene Hive

Our Polystyrene hive parts are available as a complete hive or in individual parts.  Available as flat packed or fully assembled.  We pride ourselves in providing our flat packed hives with detailed instructions and complete fixing packs, we even add a tea bag to encourage you to read the instructions before assembling!  Of course, if you have any queries we are here to help.

WBC Cedar Hive

WBC Cedar Hive

Our WBC Cedar hive parts are available as a complete hive or in individual parts. Available as flat packed or fully assembled.  We pride ourselves in providing our flat packed hives with detailed instructions and complete fixing packs, we even add a tea bag to encourage you to read the instructions before assembling! Of course if you have any queries we are here to help.

Nucleus Hive Polystyrene

Our Polystyrene Nucleus Hives are available as a complete hive or additional individual parts. All parts are fully assembled ready for your use.  We recommend they are just painted with smooth masonry paint to provide a very long lasting hive. Polystyrene provides a lightweight, cheap and durable hive with excellent insulation properties to help keep the bees warm through the winter.