National Complete Starter Hive Kit
If you are getting started in beekeeping this kit contains everything you need. (Items marked in bold are substituted for out of stock items)
The hive itself consists of:
1 brood box with 10 frames and foundation.
2 supers with 10 frames and foundation each.
1 queen excluder.
1 solid floor with an entrance block.
1 double hive stand.
1 crown board.
1 shallow roof.
We've also included the essential beesuit and gloves, as well as a hive tool and a smoker (now HD567, see third image) with cotton fuel.
Everything you need to get started!
(Just add bees!)
- Vented suit for full body protection (replaces cotton suit in main picture)
- Velcro protection over zip area
- Adjustable fencing veil makes it easier to look down into the hive
- Plenty of pockets for pens and tools, including a shoulder pocket the perfect size for our queen marking pens.
Annabelle (pictured with the hive) is 5'6 and wears a small. Isaac is 6'1 and wears a medium.
About this item
Bought the starter kit for my brother for his birthday. He was absolutely delighted with it. Delivery was very quick considering we in middle of pandemic. Well packed
Absolutely delighted with this kit. I was surprised at how good the quality of the suit and gloves were.
The hive kit is well engineered and goes together tightly and assembly easy enough.
One point I would like you to address though is the instructions as the writing was very small and the drawings to go by were a little blurred. Make the instructions larger and I'd have given you 100%. 5*.
Thank you il be coming back to you for more.
This kit is exactly what was expected and great value for money for any new bee keeper with literally everything you need to get started I honestly can't fault bee equipment I did have a damaged roof and a longer deliver time then first expected but with a quick email and an even quicker response the damaged item was quickly replaced even with the covid pandemic which is what caused the longer delivery time but we should remember that they are working at lower capacity and factor that in when ordering thanks again
I have been mostly happy with the kit. However, I was supplied a lower value jacket rather than a full suit as shown. Despite several emails and leaving a voicemail, I have had no response.
One other point is that no frame runners are supplied, so I had to purchase separately.
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