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National Beehive

This Beehive is made from the finest selected Western Red Cedar and seasoned softwood.

It is the most popular hive in the United Kingdom, being found throught the length and breadth of the country. It is a well tried and tested design that has stood the test of many years. It is a bottom bee space hive, although a top bee space version is available by request. It has very substantial hand holds that make lifting the very heavy honey laden supers an ease.

To sum up, an extremely well designed useable beehive with readily available parts and spares.


Langstroth Beehive

This Beehive is made from the finest selected Western Red Cedar and seasoned softwood.

The Langstroth Hive is the most popular hive throughout the world. Widely used by commercial beekeepers. It also has a Jumbo Brood Chamber option allowing extra large frames and thus increased brood area. A very simple and useable design. It is a top bee space hive.


Commercial Beehive

This Beehive is made from the finest selected Western Red Cedar and seasoned softwood.

Similar design to the Langstroth giving increased brood area, however, measurements allow the interchangeability with the National Hive. The Floors, Queen Excluders, Crownboards and Roofs are all transferable between them. The Frames, however, are NOT interchangeable with the National Hive. Many beekeepers use the Commercial Brood under National Supers to increase the brood area.


WBC Beehive

This Beehive is made from the finest selected Western Red Cedar and seasoned softwood.

This is the Traditional Double Walled Hive often seen used as a feature in English Gardens in it's natural colour or painted white.
Due to the double wall construction it can offer good insulation against the English variable weather.

It requires frames of the same size as the British National Hive.

However, on the down side, it is not to be recommended if you wish to regularly move your colonies, such as to harvest Heather Honey, due to the many parts in it's construction.


Smith Beehive

This Beehive is made from the finest selected Western Red Cedar and seasoned softwood.

Based on the Langstroth Hive but smaller, developed in Scotland by Mr W. Smith. It is well suited to moving to the Heather and due to it's small contruction ideal in harsh climates.

The foundation and frames required are the same as the British National Hive with the exception of the lugs on the frames being cut short to accommodate.


Dadant Beehive

This Beehive is made from the finest selected Western Red Cedar and seasoned softwood.

An American design, similar in it's construction to the Langstroth Hive but with deeper frames. This is one of the largest commercial hives used in the world with a brood area of circa 4000 sq ins.

For the Hobbyist Beekeeper this hive may prove to be rather heavy to handle due to it's size and capacity.


Nucleus Beehives and Bee Travel Boxes

The Nucleus Hives are constructed using the same materials as their full size versions, the finest selected Western Red Cedar and seasoned softwood.

The Nucleus Boxes and Travel Boxes are constructed using best quality exterior plywood and seasoned softwood.


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