OUR POLYSTYRENES BEE 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.
Now in our 3rd generation of commercial bee farming and bee hive manufacturing Maisemore Apiaries have designed our own Polystyrene hive and hive parts made from a high density material which has good strength up to three times stronger than used for packaging.
They are lightweight, cheaper and durable and has excellent insulation properties to help keep the bees warm through winter.
Our polystyrene Brood Chambers and Supers have dovetail joints for easy assembling and do not require runners as they are built into the mould.
They come supplied flat packed with screws for assembling or ready assembled and if you want to glue them we recommend Copydex. They come shrinkwrapped and can be bought individually or as a complete hive.
They are compatible with all our wooden National hive parts, frames & accessories but you cannot use a wooden roof with the polystyrene.
They can be painted (outside only) with a masonry paint or just left as they are.