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NATIONAL HIVE-

The most widely used hive in the UK, and as such gives the beekeeper quite a range of variations in the hive make up.  Available is a choice of, Open mesh Floors (for varroa control) or the standard solid floor, shallow or deep square roof, or if you prefer the look of the gabled roof of the WBC, a gabled roof is available for the National, which also accommodates a rapid feeder inside the roof space. For those Beekeepers wishing a bigger brood area a 14 x 12 brood body is also available.

 Hive is available in both Cedar and Budget wood



CEDAR      BUDGET       BUILD COST

£160.00       £130.00        £35.00



£ 30.00         £20.00*         £7.50

£ 23.00         £18.00          £7.50

£ 40.30         £30.00         £10.00

£ 29.94         £27.50          £ 7.50

£ 38.33          £20.00 *      £ 7.50

£ 45.98          £25.00 *      £ 7.50

£ 48.95            N/A           £10.00

£ 53.00            N/A           £10.00

* COMES READY ASSEMBLED



NATIONAL POLYSTYRENE HIVE

Polystyrene is the newest material for bee hives,  the polystyrene used is a much higher density than “packing polystyrene”, making it a lightweight and durable alternative to wood. Many beekeepers like the insulation properties of it, enabling smaller colonies to survive better. Queens are happy to lay right out to the side wall. Unlike a wooden National hive it only accommodates 10 National frames. The hive benefits from painting on the outside, and new style has improved frame rest which allows space for the bees to pass underneath the frame lugs, no nails or glue required for assembly, just push together.

NEW FOR 2014 Jumbo brood chamber, takes 14 x 12 BS frames and increase the brood area for larger colonies.


As external dimensions are the same as our wooden National hive they are completely interchangeable

COMPLETE  HIVE (Open mesh migratory floor with drawer, brood body, 2 x super bodies

 and roof)

COMPLETE HIVE(floor with alightening board, Brood Body, 2 x Super Bodies,

and roof)

COMPLETE JUMBO HIVE (Open mesh migratory floor with drawer, jumbo brood body,

 2 super bodies and roof)

COMPLETE JUMBO HIVE (As above but with floor with alightening board

FLOOR WITH ALIGHTENING BOARD

MIGRATORY FLOOR

JUMBO BROOD(TAKES 14 X 12 BS FRAMES)

BROOD BODY

SUPER BODY

ROOF

FEEDER

£112.00


£105.00


£116.00


£110.00

£22.10

£24.80

£27.20

£25.00

£22.00

£21.00

£27.25

NATIONAL POLY FEEDER

 designed to sit on the top of the brood/super body and holds approx 10 litres of feed, it is recommended that you paint the inside of the feeder before use. It has a plastic guard to keep the bees from drowning in the feed.

NATIONAL BUDGET SWARM HIVE

Basic swarm/nucleus National Budget Hive

Consists of:

Solid floor and entrance block Brood body with 11 self-spacing frames and wired foundation

Crown Board with 2 Porter Bee Escapes

Roof

With easy to use spring clips (attaches the floor to the brood body) to allow for transportation.


Swarm Hive      as above

Assembled ready to use                               Flat Packed

                   £120.00                                             £106.00

ALL PRICES ARE  FOR FLAT PACKED GOODS AND ARE INCLUSIVE OF VAT

BUILD COSTS ARE SHOWN BESIDE THE PRICE FOR THE ITEM, JUST ADD THIS CHARGE FOR READY TO USE ITEM.


MIGRATORY FLOOR


The same size as the brood box allows for easier packing on a trailer for transportation.

POLY ROOF

AS THIS IS THE SAME DESIGN AS THE FLOOR WITH ALIGHTENING BOARD

( FLOOR HAS MESH CENTRE)

AN EXTRA ROOF CAN BE SUBSTITUTED AS A SOLID FLOOR FOR SWARM CONTROL