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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 Economy Hive

This is the British Standard National Hive but made in deal instead of the increasingly expensive Western Red Cedar. British Standard Specifications are followed for all measurements but much cheaper redwood is used for the hive parts, including the 4" deep roof which is ventilated and metal covered to keep the bees as warm and dry in winter as they would be in a hive made from traditional cedar. The National Economy Hive will accommodate the same BS frames and foundation, queen excluder and other internal parts but retails at an amazingly low price.

Catalogue reference

5. Hive empty, brood, queen excluder, super, crown board, roof £111.60
6. Roof 4" metal covered £29.20
7. Super empty £17.40
8. Brood chamber empty £27.10
9. Cover board, no escapes £10.80
10. Floor and block £15.90
11. Varroa Floor £22.60
12. Entrance Block £3.70
13. Hive stand £9.60

  National Economy Hive
 

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 £6.50
21. Entrance Block £4.10
22. Varroa floor £29.10
23. 14x12 B/Body £49.15
24. Wire Q/Ex framed £16.90
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
43. Langstroth £95.30

  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 Deal £91.50 (made up)
45. Shallow frame super only Cedar £24.10 Deal £17.80
46. Brood chamber only Cedar £39.30 Deal £22.00
47. Entrance block Cedar £24.10 Deal £3.70
48. Varroa Floor Cedar £32.75 Deal £19.00
49. Roof, 4" deep, covered metal Cedar £41.50 Deal £22.00
50. Cover board, no escapes Cedar £9.80 Deal £9.80
51. Jumbo Langstroth, brood box Cedar £47.90 Deal £29.00

  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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