Our British National beehives were designed, developed and are manufactured in the UK from high density (100g/l) polystyrene. They have the weight and feel of a wooden hive, but with the added advantages of significantly improved insulation and waterproofing making them ideally suited for beekeeping in the UK.
The innovative gabled roof has 4"/100mm of solid polystyrene insulation providing excellent insulation, and with supported ends allows hives to be stacked for transport or inverted and used as a base during inspections.
All our beehives are all supplied with a stainless steel woven wire open mesh floor as standard. The floors all have an integral landing ramp and solid polystyrene built in feet keeping the base of the hive 6"/150mm off the ground, allowing good air circulation and often not requiring an additional hive stand.
The walls have deep secure handles and a minimum of 1.5"/35mm of insulation on all sides, combined with the solid thick roof and deep floor make them one of the most highly insulated beehives available on the market today.