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Knowing what hive to choose can be a difficult choice. We have various hives available for all budgets. If you would like advice on the best hive for you please contact us.

 
 

The National Poly Hive

This is the British Standard National Poly Hive but made of dense Polystyrene. This hive will accommodate the same B.S. frames and foundation, and has a varroa mesh floor and inspection tray. The density is 100g/litre and the polystyrene is 45mm thick. The Hive has bottom bee space. The Brood Box and Super come "in the flat" and have runners. No glue is needed as sides interlock. Paint with Sandtex Masonary Paint on the outside to prolong the life expectancy of the hive for up to 30 years. The Poly Hive parts are interchangeable/compatible with National Wooden Hive Parts. The Brood Box takes 11 Hoffman DN4 Frames.

Catalogue reference

1. Hive empty: Brood, Queen Excluder, Super, Inner Cover,
Roof £110
2. Roof £24.00
3. Inner Cover ££7.80
4. Super £19.90
5. QueenExcluder £5.70
6. Brood Box £25.00
7. Varroa Floor £33.80
8. Entrance Block £3.50

  The National Poly Hive
 

The National Poly Nuc

Catalogue reference

9. National Poly Nuc £44.50
10. Brood Box £23.90
11. Super £18.70
12. TopFeeder £20.00
13. Poly Nuc Excluder-S/Steel £7.00

  The National Poly Nuc
 

British Standard Modified National Hive

This hive is 18 1/8" square taking 11 British Standard frames.
Designed and approved by the Ministry of Agriculture.
Fitted metal runners.
External parts in Western Red Cedar.

Catalogue reference

14. Hive empty, floor & block, brood, queen excluder, super, crown board, roof 4" metal covered £145.90
15. 4" Roof only, metal covered £35.90
16. Gabled roof £45.95
17. Cover board, without escapes £10.80
18. Brood chamber, empty £37.70
19. Super £27.90
20. Dummy board £6.90
21. Entrance Block £4.10
22. Varroa floor £29.10
23. 14x12 B/Body £49.15
24. Wire Q/Ex framed £17.80
25. Plastic queen excluder £5.70
26. Roof metal only £7.40
27. Glass cover board without escapes £15.90
28. Stand, with alighting board and legs £18.40

  British Standard Modified National Hive
 

W.B.C Telescopic Hive

The traditional garden hive.

Catalogue reference

29. Floor board £52.70
30. Varroa floor £70.10
31. Lift £27.40
32. Lift with porch £36.40
33. Brood body, empty £22.50
33a. 14 x 12 brood box £29.50
34. Wired framed Q/Ex £17.60
35. Metal queen Ex £7.50
36. Super, empty £15.80
37. Cover board without escapes £9.80
38. Glass cover board, without escapes £16.20
39. Roof £44.80
40. Porch only £9.20
41a. Hardwood legs (set of 4) £14.40
41b. Cedar legs (set of 4) £12.40

  W.B.C Telescopic Hive
 

Nucleus Hive

Comprising floor, brood chamber taking 5 frames, cover board and deep roof to accommodate a feeder.

Catalogue reference

42. National £89.50
42a. National Poly Nuc £40.00
43. Langstroth £95.30
43a. Langstroth Poly Nuc £50.00

  Nucleus Hive
 

Langstroth Hive

The Langstroth hive is the standard hive used in many parts of the world and was invented by Reverend Lorenzo Lorraine Langstroth in 1851. It is used by many beekeepers because of it’s larger brood body, ease of handling, simplicity of design and ready availability of commercial uncapping and extraction equipment.

Catalogue reference

44. Floor and block, brood chamber, Q/ex, super C.B. and metal covered roof Cedar £138.50 
45. Shallow frame super only Cedar £24.10 
46. Brood chamber only Cedar £39.30 
47. Entrance block £3.70 
48. Varroa Floor Cedar £32.75 
49. Roof, 4" deep, covered metal Cedar £41.50 
50. Cover board, no escapes Cedar £10.80 
51. Jumbo Langstroth, brood box Cedar £47.90 

  Langstroth Hive
Langsroth Hives
 

The National Hive

Catalogue reference

52. Plastic queen excluder £5.70
53. Wire queen excluder £17.60

 
 

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