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The National Standard bee hive with a Standard Deep Box is the most commonly used bee hive in the U.K. recommended for beginners and professionals.
DIY beehives are not recommended for beginners so everything is assembled - no DIY needed.
We have carefully designed the contents of this kit so there is everything needed to start keeping bees.
This kit includes:
  • National Standard Bee Hive, assembled, which includes:
    • Roof, 4 inches deep, vented, metal clad
    • Empty Extra Shallow box to house the feeder.
    • Crownboard with feeding and clearing holes
    • Standard Deep Brood Box complete with 11 Hoffman self spacing frames fitted with wired wax foundation and a dummy board.
    • Varroa Mesh Floor with Entrance Block and Inspection Tray.
  • White Beekeeping Vest and Zipped Hooded Veil - one size fits all
  • Beekeepers Hat and Hooped Veil - one size fits all
  • Leather Beekeepers Gloves
  • Bee Hive Smoker
  • Hessian Smoker Fuel
  • Hive Tool
  • Bee Brush
  • 4 Pint Feeder
  • Queen Bee Cage
Options:
  • A book is essential for beginners so if you do not have one, we recommend the best selling book, Guide to Bees & Honey by Ted Hooper.
  • The 4" Roof included with this kit is the most commonly used and practical but there are options for a Deep 6" Roof, Extra Deep 8" Roof  (which add an extra degree of insulation in cold climates) or a Gabled Roof (looks good).
  • A Hive Stand with screw on Legs can be added.
  • Once established and expanding, the bees will need additional boxes - these can be added now as an Expansion Kit or purchased when the bees need them. Expansion Kit includes: 2 National Shallow Boxes assembled, 2 Dummy Boards + 22 Hoffman self spacing frames, fully assembled and fitted with sheets of wired beeswax foundation.
All woodwork is knot free untreated 19mm solid timber - weather proofing wood treatment is recommended to keep hives dry.

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