This hive is perfect for a novice beekeeper who would like to have a go at keeping honey bees.
The hive is an attractive hexagonal shape so will look good in any garden, but more importantly it has been designed to make beekeeping easy. It can be used with either the 'top bar' approach which requires less lifting, less equipment and less intervention, or with the conventional frame approach (includes WBC frames), which will give you more honey. If you start with one approach and later decide to change you simply need to switch the top bars for frames (or vice versa).
The brood box sits within a hexagonal 'lift' which provides excellent insulation and airflow. We can supply extra lifts. Brood boxes (for rearing bees) and supers (for honey) are standard WBC dimensions so are widely available.
Each hive can be assembled in 5 minutes. All you have to do is screw in the legs.
Free delivery to mainland UK. 80cm tall, including legs. The bees should be sourced from a local beekeeper.
With top bars, £369
With WBC frames, £399