We are a boutique family company offering you this assembled lovely 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. We post anywhere in UK, Western Europe and Ireland. 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. · 1 x Assembled Brood Box with metal frame runners installed. · 2 x Assembled Super Box with metal frame runners installed. · Crown board with 2 cut-outs- wooden bound with bee-space in one side. · 4 roof with galvanised metal cover. · Mesh Floor (including top quality aluminium mesh) with slide out varroa inspection tray. · Entrance block with summer and winter holes. · Wire Queen excluder – wooden bound with bee-space in one side (top quality). NOTE: In this order you will NOT receive frames or wax foundations. PLEASE ASK FOR P&P COSTS TO OTHER LOCATIONS. 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 so the t. Imber may have solid live knots visible. 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. The 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 (cedar dried naturally first and then sometimes oven dried as well). Each piece is made from a single timber as we did not use machine pressing (edge joining) that involves chemicals and strong glues. Rarely we used wood filler as we avoided edge joining and wood pressing. 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? 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, Fully ASSEMBLED, GRADE ONE, Anatolian Cedar, Quick delivery” is in sale since Sunday, September 27, 2020. 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: British Standard National Beehive
- Product Type: Beehives
- Featured Refinements: National Cedar Bee Hive