Boutique, family-run company based in London, and specialise in the sourcing and distribution of cedarwood and Turkish White Pine beehives from sustainable forests. Take great pride in our dedicated customer focus and, unlike larger corporations; we have built and nurtured our client base with a personalised approach to each customer, and a commitment to be here to answer any query regarding our equipment. Dedication, nurturing, quality; the very ideals that inspired our love of beekeeping now drive our business success. The wood of this beehive comes from the beautiful Black Sea region of Turkey. We make sure the wood is from the sustainable forests. We know the journey of the timber from the green forests to our depot. Brood Box x 1-un-assembled- great manufacturing. Super Box x 2- un-assembled- great manufacturing. Metal frame runners for brood and super boxes-makes inspection easier and help keep hive neat and tidy. Crown board with 2 cut-outs- once side has bee space and the other side is flat. Giving the beekeeper choice- assembled. Roof with galvanized metal cover- solid cedar- assembled. Varroa Floor (including excellent solid aluminium mesh) with slide out inspection tray- Assembled. Entrance block with summer and winter holes. Wire Queen excluder- assembled- top quality wooden bound that has bee space in one side and flat in the other side that gives the beekeeper choice (not similar to the cheap metal or plastic ones seen in the market). 20 Hoffman style self-spacing national super frames (honey frames). 10 Hoffman style self-spacing standard national brood frames. 10 BS National standard brood wired beeswax foundation. 20 BS National super wired beeswax foundation. Stainless Steel Bee Hive Tool: Hook Scraper. Complete set of assembly instructions to assemble the beehive. NOTE: In this order you will not receive glue, nails or bees. All items are flat packed. Warning: please use gloves when assembling especially the frames and wax foundation to avoid hurting yourself with sharp wire ends and wood splints. Just message us about details. Regularly recycle clean cardboards for packaging. We take them from a food store and a nearby school. Therefore don’t be surprised if they arrive in a bread box. One customer said we were? Another expert beekeeper who has 150 beehives said? Therefore the price is bargain. T 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? 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. We advice you to use paint or wood protection oil to make sure your beehive lasts many many years. What is so special about Turkish white pine wood? The evergreen white pine or ladin belongs to the pine family and is one of the most common conifers. It can reach up to 50 meters and therefore it is the highest local tree in Turkey. The trunk can be up to 2 meters thick. It is characterized by a straight and rapid growth and it adapts easily to its natural environment. These trees can last about 200 years. The white pine wood of the Black Sea is very light light-coloured when untreated and turns into a yellowish-brown when exposed to sunlight. Turkish White Pine can be worked very well and widely used in production of furniture and beehives. White pine is the most common wood used in beehives in the Black Sea region of Turkey where the climate is nearly the same as the UK. Anzer Honey produced in Black Sea in ladin beehives. White pine grows in many parts of the country but especially the Black Sea region. We used Kastamonu white pine in our beehives. Historically this area was called. And was known as the main source of shipyard timber from Romans to Ottomans. We tried to use as much knot free wood as possible. It has small amount of resin and takes many oil base finishes and paintings. Glue bonding and surface treatment properties are good. Even left untreated the white pine very rarely allows moisture to pass through. It is known to be good at ventilation for beehives. The wood is durable on facades. It is mown properly and does not bend easily. You will like the handsome look on your beehive for sure. Sustainability: An ethical corporation. We pride ourselves as an ethically aware, environmentally conscious supplier. 100% natural and chemical free. S another reason why our Turkish White Pine beehives smell like the forest, and why you should insist on our product. Our beehives are made from 100% natural wood, nothing added, and guaranteed without the use of any chemicals. They are produced by local carpenters who use traditional methods as well as modern machinery (they sundry the wood first). Each beehive is made from a single piece of timber and so we do not rely on machine pressing (edge joining) which involves chemicals and strong glues. Make it your own: Your beehive, your finish. Of course, the choice of finish is your choice, and you should have it exactly as you wish. You can retain the beehive in its natural, untreated state, or use linseed or teak oil (or any other finishes) to give them a personal touch that suits your taste and surroundings. Whether you are an experienced beekeeper, or a novice, give your bees the best and choose a real wood beehive today. On behalf of HoBeeUK. We thank you for your custom. The item “BS National Beehive, WHITE PINE, 30 Frames&30 foundation& hive tool FULLSET” is in sale since Friday, January 1, 2021. This item is in the category “Pet Supplies\Beekeeping”. The seller is “hobeeuk” and is located in London. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.
- Brand: TIKA
- Product Type: Beehives