National Hive Starter Kit


From: £499.00


Getting started: Our beginner kits take the guesswork out of starting to keep your own hive. Most beginner beekeepers start with the National - the most popular hive here in the UK. Easy to expand, the hive’s perfect for budding beekeepers as you’ll be free to add space to your hive as your confidence grows. Our National Starter Kits include everything you need to start your beekeeping journey.

All of our hives are made from the finest quality Western Red Cedar. Imperfections and knots are discarded, so you will receive a top quality product that will last for many years. Width 51.5cm x depth 56cm x height 70cm. Starter Kit Hive including 8 essentials! Fully assembled.

Included in your start kit:-

  • Assembled National Hive.  Made up of a floor and 5”legs, ventilated floor with entrance block, brood chamber with 12 assembled DN4 Frames and foundation,  wire queen excluder, super with 10 assembled SN1 frames & wired foundation, cover board with 2 porter bee escapes, a 6” float roof and mouse guard
  • All in One white beekeepers suit with fencing hood.  Choose from size small to XXL
  • Leather gloves. Choose from size 7 to 12
  • The BBKA Guide to Beekeeping Book
  • A broad steel scraper hive tool
  • A horsehair bee brush
  • A small galvanised smoker and pack of 10 smoker cartridges
  • 6 packs of Suttons seeds in a collectable tin.  (Poached Egg Plant, Pollinator Mix, Predator mix, Borage, Sunflower Waooh and Lime Basil)
  • PLUS a £50 voucher to spend on your next order with us.

Order Despatch

Orders are despatched promptly by post or parcel carrier. Seasonal items such as plants are sent separately with the estimated delivery times stated against each variety both in our catalogue and on our website.

Small items are sent by Royal Mail and larger items by courier. When ordering large items please provide your phone number so that the courier can contact you if necessary.

Please note that when several items are ordered they may not all be delivered at the same time.

Delivery Charge

Delivery is free on orders over £200, including vat, to most parts of the UK. Products excluded from free delivery are honey jars, extractors, tanks, bee feeds and uncapping trays. Delivery for these items will be £4.99 plus surcharge where applicable.

For orders under £200, our standard delivery charge is £4.99

large lorry items Indicates large and heavy items which incur a surcharge of £5.

Scottish Islands, parts of northern Scotland, Channel Islands, Northern Ireland, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and Scilly Isles: All orders will incur a carriage surcharge of £9.99.

Republic of Ireland: All orders will incur a surcharge of £12.99

We may need to contact you regarding delivery so please provide a contact telephone number with all orders.

 We reserve the right to revise our delivery charges in the event of carrier price increases or other unforeseen circumstances. We will advise you of any increased carriage charges before payment is taken.

Collection Only

Some of our products are not suitable for sending via Royal Mail or courier and can only be purchased by visiting our shop. These items are clearly marked on our website.

No questions are available at this time. Sorry for any inconvenience.

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National Hive Starter Kit

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