Hives and frames in the flat
The most common type of beehive in use in the UK is called the "British National"
Although there are other types available we stock this hive in preference to others.
This is also the hive most available to buy second hand so that if you buy some new parts
they will be interchangeable with the old.
We stock Thornes western red cedar hives parts "in the flat". They are easy to put togther,
we even supply the nails. Assembly instructions are also available. Don't be daunted if you
are not a DIY expert we can help and putting the parts together is quite easy.
Although the hive parts are second quality they have only a few blemishes such as knots, and are very
economic to buy. Although cedar hives will resist rot well it is always best to use a recommended "insect
friendly" preservative such as Cuprinol clear.