Pre-order: B.S. National Complete Hive Kit, Flat, Pine, With Plastic Foundation
For a limited time we are upgrading the regular crown board in this kit to our Multi-function crown board.
Our B.S. National Hive Kit Contains:
- 1 Standard roof
- 1 Multi-function Crown Board
- 2 Super Boxes
- 20 Super Frames with Plastic Foundation
- 1 Plastic Queen Excluder
- 1 Brood Box
- 1 Brood Dummy Board
- 10 Brood Frames with Plastic Foundation
- 1 Open Mesh Floor with entrance block and draw with corex sheet (see second image - supplied flat)
- Nails and Rails supplied.
Complete National Hive Kit - This can be flat packed or assembled at extra cost please call for this option. Wood may have solid knots. The frames are supplied from our 2nd range.
About this item
Delivery after order was very quick and punctual.
Instructions online were inadequate so I resorted to looking at pictures on various web sites and asking bee-equipment questions.
The galvanised nails were only 30mm instead of 50mm so I could not use them.
It's important to assemble the hive as soon as you get it because as I discovered after 10 days the side panels warped as the wood dried out.
I had to plane the super side walls to meet the assembly requirements, take about 3 MM. off each panel.
One of the brood box side panels was too long, I had to very carefully saw 2 MM off one end after flattening the panel as best I could.
Still building the frames, it's going ok.
Overall I'm please with the result.
most parts fitted ok but no instructions with the kit and instruction download from the internet was very poor. Otherwise ok and I have my first beehive.
My first hive so nothing to compare with but all seems good apart from poor instructions and insufficient frame nails. I will probably buy another but I'll request they send correct amount of nails.
Great hive once built but a more up to date and specific instruction manual would be much better. Not enough frame nails either.
As a Frist time keeper of bees i can not say a lot apart from its goog quality wood it arrived safely and in good shape