Our hive starter kits make starting your hive simple. Fully assembled and complete with everything you need to get your colony going, our kits are available for National, WBC and Poly hives. We know everything there is to know about keeping bees, so expect a high quality kit, with all the essential items to get you started.
Poly hives are lighter and cheaper than wooden choices, so they’re often popular with beginners. By nature, they also provide fantastic insulation for your colony, so they will keep them warmer during the winter and cooler during the summer.
Our Poly Hive Starter Kit includes:- £50 National Bee Supplies gift voucher, an all-in-one beekeeper suit, leather gloves (please pick sizes), 'Complete Guide to Beekeeping',a stainless steel smoker with guard and fuel cartridges, a hive tool and bee brush, a bee friendly seed collection in a Suttons tin,contact feeder (2.5 litre capacity), ratchet hive strap and hive paint. (Please pick colour choice Coastal mist or Sea grass).
The standard brood box comes with two side entrances which can be open or closed with polystyrene entrance blocks or plastic ventilation blocks, allowing multiple entries and exit points for the bees; reducing congestion during busy periods. Or they can be used with the mesh inserts to provide ventilation in hot summers or for transportation. Ensure the solid blocks are used when needed to keep the brood warm. The super has one entrance hole which can be filled with a sold polystyrene block or plastic ventilation block. Both blocks are supplied.
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 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
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.
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.
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