To get you started with beekeeping we can provide you with Beginners’ Kits. These kits include all the items needed to hive and manage your first colony of bees at an all in price. We normally supply Hoffman self-spacing frames for the brood chamber and shallow frames for the super. Alternative frames can be supplied at no additional cost.
The WBC Hive
WBC Hive made in Western Red Cedar and assembled ready for use; comprising: floorboard and entrance slides, brood chamber complete with frames and foundation, wire queen excluder, super complete with frames and foundation, cover board with two Porter bee escapes and gabled roof.
The Beginners’ Kit includes the following items:
A £50 National Bee Supplies gift voucher
An all-in-one beekeeper suit with veil and leather gloves (Please pick sizes)
Book ‘Complete Guide to Beekeeping’ by Evans or ‘Guide to Bees & Honey’ by Hooper
Stainless steel smoker with guard and fuel cartridges
Lightweight J-type hive tool or steel scraper
A bee-friendly seed collection
Contact Feeder, 2.5 litre capacity
Two month subscription to Beecraft or the Scottish Beekeeper magazines.