Our 5 Frame 1/2 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 half the width. This means they can be used as separate nucleus hives but can also be used on a full size hive. This provides an alternative way of keeping bees, ideal for those avoiding excessive weight lifting. 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 1/2 Hive, Queen Excluder, Plastic

National 5 Frame 1/2 Hive Queen Excluder for use with our National 5 Frame 1/2 Hives
Moulded plastic…

National Assembled, 1/2 Hive, Crown Board

British National 5 Frame 1/2 Bee Hive Crown Board Bee space both sides with 2 holes for feeding. The external width of…

Bee Hive Wood Stain & Protector, Spruce, 1lt

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

National DIY, 1/2 Hive, Standard Shallow Box

British National 5 Frame 1/2 Hive Standard Shallow Super box.
The external width of our 1/2 Hives is exactly half…

National Assembled, 1/2 Hive, Roof

British National 5 Frame 1/2 Bee Hive Roof
Fully assembled, 4 inch deep, metal clad and vented. All woodwork is knot…

National Assembled, 1/2 Hive, Standard Shallow Box

British National 5 Frame 1/2 Hive Standard Shallow Super box.
The external width of our 1/2 Hives is exactly half…

National DIY, 1/2 Hive, Standard Deep Box

British National 5 Frame 1/2 Bee Hive Standard Deep box
The external width of our 1/2 Hives is exactly half…

National Assembled, 1/2 Hive, Varroa Mesh Floor

British National 5 Frame 1/2 Bee Hive Varroa Mesh Floor
The external width of our 1/2 Hives is exactly half…

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…

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 Assembled, 1/2 Hive, Standard Deep Box

British National 5 Frame 1/2 Bee Hive Standard Deep box
The external width of our 1/2 Hives is exactly half…

National DIY, 1/2 Hive, Extra Deep Box, Jumbo 14x12

British National 5 Frame 1/2 Bee Hive Extra Deep Box, Jumbo 14x12
The external width of our 1/2 Hives is…

National Assembled, 1/2 Hive, Extra Deep Box, Jumbo 14x12

British National 5 Frame 1/2 Bee Hive Extra Deep Box, Jumbo 14x12
The external width of our 1/2 Hives is…

National DIY, Complete 1/2 Hive Standard Deep Box

British National 5 Frame 1/2 Bee Hive with Standard Brood box.
These are made exactly half the width of a…

National Assembled, Complete 1/2 Hive Standard Deep Box

British National 5 Frame 1/2 Bee Hive with Standard Brood box.
These are made exactly half the width of a…

National DIY, Complete 1/2 Hive, Extra Deep Box

British National 5 Frame 1/2 Bee Hive with Extra Deep 14x12 Brood box.
These are made exactly half the width…

National Assembled, Complete 1/2 Hive, Extra Deep Box

British National 5 Frame 1/2 Bee Hive with Extra Deep 14x12 Brood box.
These are made exactly half the width…

National Assembled, Nucleus Observation Hive, 5 Frame

Mobile Observation Hive including British National 5 Frame 1/2 Hive with Standard Deep Box and Feeder. Everything is fully assembled and…