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 pleaseing timber ideally suited to the British climate.
Western Red Cedar is a very durable timber with natural resistance to moisure, 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!
Our National Cedar hive parts are available as a complete hive or in individual parts. 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.
Our National Cedar hive parts are available as a complete hive or in individual parts. For convenience we can assemble your hive parts for you; proving popular for existing beekeepers needing an extra part in an emergency, or for the beginner to see how it all works before attempting assembly themselves!