At Bee Hive Supplies our aim is to supply people starting in beekeeping with the right equipment first time, which is why our kits all include a high quality one piece cotton beekeeping suit with integral veil, a stainless steel J type beekeeping tool and a full sized stainless steel smoker as standard. The beekeeping book which accompanies the kit "A practical manual of beekeeping" by David Cramp was chosen from a large selection because it is well written, detailed, easy to understand, without assuming prior knowledge of beekeeping techniques.
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 and allowing good air circulation 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.