Hive Kits

Whether you have a brand in mind or you need a little help deciding which to go for, our range of hive kits includes the leading names in beehives. Each one comes with a 10-year guarantee for added peace of mind, and you can choose whether to go for flat-packed or assembled.

National Hive Kits

The National Hive is the most popular beehive in the UK. With additional brood boxes, roofs, boards, supers and excluders to choose from, it's a highly customisable beehive for every step of your beekeeping journey.

The National Hive is the most popular beehive in the UK. With additional brood boxes, roofs, boards, supers and...

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Commercial Hive Kits

The Commercial Hive is a popular, square shaped bee hive that allows the flexibility of using National hive supers. With its simple design, easy to manage frames and supers, the Commercial is the perfect flexible beehive...

The Commercial Hive is a popular, square shaped bee hive that allows the flexibility of using National hive...

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WBC Hive Kits

The WBC - The traditional double walled British hive from the late 1800s, that is perhaps the image most beekeepers conjure up when thinking of a beehive. Because the boxes are rectangular and not square,...

The WBC - The traditional double walled British hive from the late 1800s, that is perhaps the image...

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Poly Hives

Poly Hives have been very popular in Europe for many years. Our polystyrene beehives offer excellent thermal qualities to keep hive temperatures more constant. Available as just a Poly Bee Hive or a National Poly...

Poly Hives have been very popular in Europe for many years. Our polystyrene beehives offer excellent thermal qualities...

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Nucleus Hives

Nucleus, or "nuc" colonies, are small honey bee colonies created from larger bee colonies. The term refers both to the smaller box and the colony of honeybees within it. A nucleus hive has all the...

Nucleus, or "nuc" colonies, are small honey bee colonies created from larger bee colonies. The term refers both...

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Starter Kits

Our Starter Kits include everything you need to start your beekeeping journey, as well as a handy £50 voucher to spend at National Bee Supplies. Perfect for anyone ready for their own hive! Choose from...

Our Starter Kits include everything you need to start your beekeeping journey, as well as a handy £50...

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Queen Bee Rearing

Queen rearing is the process when beekeepers raise queen bees from young fertilised worker bee larvae. As the young queen larva pupates with her head down, the workers cap the queen cell with beeswax. When...

Queen rearing is the process when beekeepers raise queen bees from young fertilised worker bee larvae. As the...

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Compare Our Hives

We know getting started can be confusing, so we’ve taken the guesswork out of choosing your first beehive. Compare the leading names in hives quickly and easily with our handy visuals.

We know getting started can be confusing, so we’ve taken the guesswork out of choosing your first beehive....

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Live Bees

There’s nothing more exciting than collecting your first colony of live bees, and we’re here to help. Your 5-frame nucleus of bees will be available to collect from the end of Spring 2019.

There’s nothing more exciting than collecting your first colony of live bees, and we’re here to help. Your...

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