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Starter Kits - Perfect for New Bee Keppers Starter Kits - Perfect for New Bee Keppers

Bee-lieve in the magic of bees!

New to keeping bees? This is the right place. We have everything you need to get started and become part of this incredible hobby.

Bee-lieve in the magic of bees!

New to keeping bees? This is the right place. We have everything you need to get started and become part of this incredible hobby.

All of our starter kits come with an incredible bumper bundle that includes 9 essential items as well as a £50 voucher to spend on your next purchase from National Bee Supplies. So start your hobby from only £349 with a 10 year guarantee on your new fully assembled hive. The only thing you will need to get are the bees themselves and we can help there too. Our specifically bred, Devon bees and a really rare treat in the bee keeping world and perfect for those new to this fascinating hobby.

Ten Year Guarantee on all Hives

The quality of timber and the true craftsmanship that goes into every item gives you a product that is unsurpassed.

WITH EVERY

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£50 National Bee Supplies Gift Voucher!

There are four basic components to a beehive. The Bottom Board, the Supers, the Frames and the Cover(s). Within those hive components there are many different options to choose from. Our £50 voucher is perfect to buy your next Super as your colony grows!

All-in-one Beekeeper Suit With Veil and Gloves

All In One Beekeeper Suit With Veil And Gloves

Our suits are made from hard wearing poly-cotton and generously sized to help prevent stings. Our all-in-one suits, leather gloves and veils offer maximum protection and the veil is available in white with a fencing hood. Don’t forget to tell us your suit and glove size when ordering.

Worth £100.90
The Complete Guide to Beekeeping By Jeremy Evans

The Complete Guide to Beekeeping By Jeremy Evans

An introduction and guide to the complex subject of beekeeping. Relevant for both the novice or professional beekeeper, this book will be a valuable addition. A fully comprehensive handbook, starting with the novice and ending with the semi-expert!

Worth £21.50
Smoker and Fuel

Smoker and Fuel

Smoker with a guard, to help prevent burns from the hot barrel. It also has a handy hook so that you can hang the smoker on the hive whilst working. This small galvanised smoker is perfect for 1 – 4 hives and most importantly is bee-friendly. (Our kit includes smoker fuel cartridges too.)

Worth £29.75
Hive Tools

Hive Tools

A well designed hive tool is an essential bit of kit for easy manipulation. Included in our kit is a broad steel scraper, used to pry apart propolis-sealed frames and boxes, along with a super soft horsehair type bee brush, to gently and harmlessly move bees out of the way.

Worth £20.45
Bee Friendly Seed Collection

Bee Friendly Seed Collection

A hand selected collection of 6 popular flowers loved by bees for their open petal set as honey bees have a short proboscis. This is a straw-like tongue used for sucking the nectar. The collection is made up of Teasel, Nasturtium, Sunflower, Aster, Linaria and Ox-Eye Daisy, all in a collectors seed tin.

Worth £19.69
Contact Feeder

Contact Feeder

Feeders are used to offer sugar syrup to your bees when the nectar flow is minimal or non-existent. They also provide a convenient way to medicate your bees should be need to. Our feeder is a sturdy 2.5 litre plastic tub with a convenient handle and well-fitting lid.

Worth £4.95
Free Two Month Subscription to Bee Craft Magazine

Free Two Month Subscription to Bee Craft Magazine

Subscription to the leading bee magazine, bring you everything you ever needed to know and bee keeping practices as well as events, news and top tips by experts.

Worth £4.66

Plus Enjoy Free Delivery on All Starter Kits!

Your starter kit will be hand finished, assembled and quality control checked, then packed and protected by a member of our team. Delivery is free and fast by courier service. All you need to do is decide where to put your new hive.

Where do I get My Bees?

We are delighted to offer for sale a 5-frame nucleus of bees bred in beautiful Devon following the Buckfast Standards. These bees have been specifically bred from carefully selected queens, to be calm in nature and reluctant to swarm. Available to pick up from us, usually from mid-April onwards.

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