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Have a look in our Beekeeping Information section to find out how to start beekeeping and much more - link at the top of every page.
To make it easier we have carefully designed our Bee Hive Beginners Kits to include all the essential items needed to start keeping honey bees with some options and add-ons to customise your bee hive.
The National Bee Hive is the most versatile and commonly used bee hive in the U.K. recommended for beginners.
We have selected other kits and items here that are also on every beekeepers shopping list so you can build up your own bee hive kit. These are also perfect gift ideas for the budding and blossoming beekeeper.
National Bee Hive, Beginners Kit with Options

National Bee Hive, Beginners Kit with Options

The National Standard bee hive with a Standard Deep Box is the most commonly used bee hive in the U.K.…

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Item# 00100
WBC Bee Hive, Beginners Kit

WBC Bee Hive, Beginners Kit

The WBC hive is the iconic British design. This includes:- Fully assembled WBC bee hive with Standard Deep Brood Box - includes…

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Item# 00120
Cornish Top Bar Bee Hive, Beginners Kit

Cornish Top Bar Bee Hive, Beginners Kit

This kit includes everything you need to start. Includes: Fully assembled Cornish Top Bar Bee Hive including all top bars and bolt…

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Item# 00130
Beekeepers Starter Set

Beekeepers Starter Set

Beekeepers Starter Set. This includes all the basic beekeepers tools and equipment you need to start beekeeping. This Starter Set has…

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Item# 00145
Beekeepers Tool Box

Beekeepers Tool Box

These are invaluable and versatile pieces of equipment . These are designed to be simple and light weight so they…

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Item# 00150
National Assembled, Complete Hive with Options

National Assembled, Complete Hive with Options

British National Bee Hive with Standard Deep Brood Box and 2 Standard Shallow Boxes, assembled. Choose from the options to customise…

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Item# 00500
National DIY, Complete Hive with Options

National DIY, Complete Hive with Options

British National Bee Hive with Standard Deep Brood Box and 2 Standard Shallow Boxes - D.I.Y. Instructions and fixings are available…

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Item# 02535
National Assembled, Expansion Kit

National Assembled, Expansion Kit

British National Bee Hive, Empty Standard Shallow boxes x 2, Fully assembled.
When a colony expands it will need more…

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Item# 02550
National Assembled, Nucleus Box, Standard Deep

National Assembled, Nucleus Box, Standard Deep

Nucleus boxes are invaluable and versatile pieces of equipment to have in the apiary. We have designed these to be simple…

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Item# 03006
National Assembled, Nucleus Box, Extra Deep, Jumbo 14x12

National Assembled, Nucleus Box, Extra Deep, Jumbo 14x12

Nucleus boxes are invaluable and versatile pieces of equipment to have in the apiary. We have designed these to be simple…

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Item# 03010
WBC Assembled, Expansion Kit

WBC Assembled, Expansion Kit

WBC Bee Hive, Standard Shallow boxes x 2, Fully assembled. When a colony expands it will need more space for brood…

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Item# 04120
Beekeepers Suit, White

Beekeepers Suit, White

Beekeepers Suit.

These are a premium quality suit made from a 65% Polyester 35% Cotton fabric, lighter weight than…

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Item# 05300
Beekeepers Zip Front Jacket, White

Beekeepers Zip Front Jacket, White

Beekeepers Zip Front Jacket.

These are a premium quality jacket made from a 65% Polyester 35% Cotton fabric, lighter…

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Item# 05360
Bee Hive Smoker & Tool Kit

Bee Hive Smoker & Tool Kit

This popular gift set for beekeepers includes the essential basic tools for inspecting a bee hive:- Bee Hive Smoker, Stainless Steel Hessian Smoker…

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Item# 06020
Bee Hive Inspection Kit

Bee Hive Inspection Kit

Bee Hive Kit for inspecting the bee hive. This includes: Bee Hive Manipulation Cloth Bee Hive Cover Cloth Stainless Steel Frame Holder Frame Grip …

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Item# 06040
Honey Extracting Kit

Honey Extracting Kit

All you need to start extracting your own honey. This includes:- 2 Frame Manual Tangential Honey Extractor Honey Bottler, Settling Tank 15 kg Nylon…

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Item# 08140
Honey Bottling Kit

Honey Bottling Kit

Honey Bottling Kit - This is enough to bottle about 80 pounds of honey in conveniently sized containers.
6 x…

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Item# 08200
Queen Bee Marking Kit

Queen Bee Marking Kit

Queen Bee Marking Kit Includes: Queen Cage Clip Catcher Press-In Cage Plunger Queen Marking Cage 1 Marking Pen   Solvent free, non toxic paint pen, these are the…

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Item# 17000
Beekeeping Gift Card & Voucher

Beekeeping Gift Card & Voucher

The perfect solution to buying a gift for a beekeeper.
A Beekeeping Gift Card with Voucher can be purchased in…

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Item# 18000
Book, New: Guide to Bees & Honey

Book, New: Guide to Bees & Honey

Guide to Bees and Honey by Ted Hooper, New Paperback, 260 pages, published 2010, Latest Revised Edition Written by a lifelong…

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Item# 18010
Book, New: Care of Bees in Warré & Top Bar Hives

Book, New: Care of Bees in Warré & Top Bar Hives

Care of Bees in Warré & Top Bar Hives by J Bleasdale, New Paperback, 112 pages, published 2014, 1st Edition…

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Item# 18030
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Commercial Foundation, Premier Beeswax, Deep, Wired, x10
WBC Bee Hive, Beginners Kit
Bee Hive Smoker & Tool Kit
Honey Extracting Kit
National Assembled, Nucleus Box, Standard Deep
Beekeeping Gift Card & Voucher
National Assembled, Nucleus Box, Extra Deep, Jumbo 14x12
Beekeepers Zip Front Jacket, White
National DIY, Complete Hive with Options
Honey Bottling Kit
Beekeepers Suit, White
Cornish Top Bar Bee Hive, Beginners Kit
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