Our 3 Frame 1/3 Hives have all the same features and specifications as a full size National hive and are designed so they can be used in conjunction with them i.e. they are exactly a third the width. This means they can be used as separate nucleus hives but can also be used on a full size hive. They are designed so queen mating nucleus colonies can easily be made with a minimum of bees. Bee hives for DIY require some D.I.Y. and bee hive making experience. Instructions, D.I.Y. materials and fixings such as nails, glue, wood oil and hive clips are not included but are available in the Bee Hive Hardware category
National Assembled, 1/3 Hive, Crown Board

British National 3 Frame 1/3 Bee Hive Crown Board
Bee space both sides with 2 holes for feeding.
The external width of…

Bee Hive Wood Stain & Protector, Cornflower, 1lt

The exterior of all wooden bee hives must be protected from the wet otherwise the bees must use their energy…

National Assembled, 1/3 Hive, Roof

British National 3 Frame 1/3 Bee Hive Roof
The external width of our 1/3 Hives is exactly a third of a…

National DIY, 1/3 Hive, Standard Deep Box

British National 3 Frame 1/3 Bee Hive Standard Deep box
The external width of our 1/3 Hives is exactly a…

National Assembled, 1/3 Hive, Varroa Mesh Floor

British National 3 Frame 1/3 Bee Hive Varroa Mesh Floor
The external width of our 1/3 Hives is exactly a third…

Book, New: Introduction of Queen Bees

The Introduction of Queen Bees by L E Snelgrove, New Paperback, 206 pages, published 1946, 2008 reprint
It reviews all the…

National Assembled, 1/3 Hive, Standard Deep Box

British National 3 Frame 1/3 Bee Hive Standard Deep box
Fully assembled.
All woodwork is knot free untreated 19mm timber.

Book, New: Queen Rearing

Queen Rearing by L E Snelgrove, New Paperback, 344 pages, published 1966, 2008 reprint
Another classic title for every beekeeper…

National DIY, 1/3 Hive, Extra Deep Box, Jumbo 14x12

British National 3 Frame 1/3 Bee Hive Extra Deep Box, Jumbo 14x12
The external width of our 1/3 Hives is…

National Assembled, 1/3 Hive, Extra Deep Box, 14x12

British National 3 Frame 1/3 Bee Hive Extra Deep Box, Jumbo 14x12
Fully assembled.
All woodwork is knot free untreated…

National DIY, Complete 1/3 Hive Standard Deep Box

British National 3 Frame 1/3 Bee Hive with Standard Brood box.
These are made exactly a third the width of…

National Assembled, Complete 1/3 Hive, Standard Deep

British National 3 Frame 1/3 Bee Hive with Standard Brood box.
These are made exactly a third the width of…

National DIY, Complete 1/3 Hive, Extra Deep Box

British National 3 Frame 1/3 Bee Hive with Extra Dep 14x12 Brood box.
These are made exactly a third the…

National Assembled, Complete 1/3 Hive, Extra Deep Box

British National 3 Frame 1/3 Bee Hive with Extra Deep 14x12 Brood box.
These are made exactly a third the…