We stock National and commercial bee hives made from cedar, polystyrene or pine .
OUR POLYSTYRENES HIVES AND HIVE PARTS ARE UP TO 3 TIMES STRONGER THAN POLYSTYRENE USED IN PACKAGING. WHEN PAINTED WITH SMOOTH MASONRY PAINT THESE POLYSTYRENE HIVES WILL LAST FOR 30+ YEARS.
They are lightweight, cheaper and durable and has excellent insulation properties to help keep the bees warm through winter.
Brood chamber and supers come supplied flat packed with screws for assembling . if you want to glue them we recommend Copydex. They come shrink wrapped and can be bought individually or as a complete hive.
They are compatible with all our wooden National hive parts but you cannot use a wooden roof with the polystyrene.
Cedar is the ideal wood for beehives. The natural oils make it less prone to warping, less susceptible to insect infiltration and less likely to rot than other wood. It does not need to be painted but a protective application of linseed oil can help maintain the wood’s natural colour.