British Standard National Beehive FULL SET, flat packed. 1st Quality Western red cedar Metal Roof (flat). Condition is New A new fully complete set of British National Standard cedar beehive (flat packed) In the box you will get. · Brood Box x 1. · Super Box (2 sets). · Metal runners (6 of them). · Crown board with 2 cut outs. · Flat roof with metal cover. · Base with varroa floor (including mesh- aluminium or metal- with plastic slide out varroa inspection tray). · Wooden bound Queen excluder (the wooden bound might have some repair marks such as glue and staple but they are brand new and perfectly useable). · Easy to understand set of instructions. Note: Nails, glue, bees, frames and wax foundation not included. PLS note: We only deliver free to Mainland UK. We will inform you about the cost in advance. CEDAR is a beautiful and naturally durable. The natural oils make it less prone to warping, less susceptible to bug infiltration, and less likely to rot than other woods. Bees truly love to live in a cedar hive. The British Standard National hive is the most commonly used beehive in the U. The history is a bit vague, but it seems to have been introduced in around 1920 or slightly before as the “Simplicity” hive, later becoming the “National Hive”. Although the 14×12 frame was introduced before the B. This does not appear to have been included in the British Standard. It is not favoured by everyone. The standard floor is sloping and reversible. This is handy when spring cleaning because all you need do is turn the floor over and the floor will be cleaned by various creatures. Floor designs and mesh flooring can be different but measurements will be the same so they all fit to BS national hives. There have been several roof depths manufactured, varying from shallow to deep. There are three common depths of frame manufactured and these are referred to as:- Shallow. 5.5ins (140mm) for supers and known as “shallow frames”. 8.5 ins (215mm) for standard depth brood boxes and known as “brood frames”. 12.0ins (304mm) for deep brood boxes and known as “14 x 12″ or B. Deeps (we dont sell these). The National is popular with both amateur and commercial beekeepers There are some polystyrene “nationals” available, but not all are compatible with wooden parts. Most beekeepers in England now much prefer Nationals to anything else. The item “British Standard National Beehive, Cedar wood, Metal Roof, Full Set, Beekeeping” is in sale since Tuesday, November 26, 2019. This item is in the category “Pet Supplies\Beekeeping”. The seller is “aylin8181″ and is located in London. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.
- Product Type: Beehives
- Brand: National