We are a very small family company. Offering you this great cedar beehive made from sustainable forests without the use of any chemicals or glues in manufacturing with a great story behind it. We check our messages regularly. These trees can live very long. Those on the slopes of Mt Lebanon are around 2,500 years old. Oldest cedar tree in the UK is thought to be in Highgate Wood- London (300 years old). Cedar is the most mentioned tree in the Bible – always as a symbol of fruitfulness and strength. We can get your beehives personalised by painting them for you as you can see in the profile images. Just ask for details please. · Brood Box x 1. · Super Box x 2. · Metal frame runners for brood and super boxes. · Crown board with 2 cut-outs- wooden bound with bee-space in one side. · 4 roof with. · Varroa Floor including top quality. Mesh with slide out inspection tray. · Entrance block with summer and winter holes. · Wire Queen excluder – wooden bound with bee-space in one side (not the cheap metal or plastic one seen in the market). · Complete set of instructions. NOTE: In this order you will not receive glue, nails, bees or frames. We received a lot of fantastic feedback from our customers for our service and quality of our product. Therefore the price is bargain. I dont want discount from you. I just want 10 more please. Another beekeeper from Wales said you have no competitor as yours are superior to anything I saw in our land. I feel happy for my bees. One London beekeeper who is artist turned our beehive in to her art work and send us the picture (the colourful one as you can see). A very experienced Scottish beekeeper said workmanship on the woodwork is amazing and the price for this type of wood is the best on the market. National Beehives are the most popular beehive in the UK. Cedar beehives are a number one choice for beekeeper in the UK as well. STORY BEHIND THIS BEEHIVE. These beehives are made from 100% natural cedar wood without any edge joining or gluing. We bought the timber from off-cut of a palace decoration. Timber was specially sun dried for 3/4 years to get the traditional outcome. You can sense the wonderfully soft aromatic smell from distance. Our beehives have a lot of personality and the natural knots provide a more rustic look and define the visual character of each of them. Each and every hive is different. You can name them differently as well. Knots in the wood are intact, sound and tight (if there is any issue please let us know). All wood is checked prior to packaging but if you see any capillary cracks please dont worry as they wont get any bigger. Its normal with this wood. As said we did not use any glue or chemicals to fill them in. A brush of teak oil or linseed oil can solve the issue if it occurs in many parts. We are environmentally friendly people. No chemicals were used while making these beehives. These beehives are produced by local carpenters who use traditional methods as well as modern machinery (they dry cedar outside at least 3 to 4 years rather than oven drying them). Each piece is made from a single timber as we did not use machine pressing (edge joining) that involves chemicals and strong glues. Our timber was produced from sustainable forests in Southern Turkey- from the legendary Taurus Mountains (where Santa Claus comes from). You can leave these hives as it is or use linseed or teak oil to give them a fine finish. In home furniture they use these two types of oils. If you have a lot of free time you can do it for fun. Cedar is pitch free and perfectly suited to take virtually any stain, finish (or even bleaching) product, giving the beekeeper or builder myriad choices on the final look. What is so special about cedar wood? Is widely known for its wonderful aroma and insect-repelling quality. The natural oil inside the wood emits an earthy, woodsy and slightly sweet scent that has made it a favourite choice for wooden water crafts, beehives, interior home furniture, hot tubs, saunas, and even within the sensory palette of your favourite colognes. Cedar wood is solid, durable and by far the best wood for the UK weather for beekeepers. There can be some natural capillary cracks but they will not get any bigger. They will last many many years. The item “BS National Beehive, Full Set, Anatolian Cedar wood, Solid, No Glue or Chemicals” is in sale since Thursday, April 2, 2020. This item is in the category “Pet Supplies\Beekeeping”. The seller is “keaksu” and is located in London. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.
- Brand: British Standard National Beehive
- Product Type: Beehives
- Featured Refinements: National Cedar Bee Hive