Pre-order: B.S. National Brood Box, Flat, Cedar
Please note: 4-6 week delay on this item due to high demand.
Our high quality British made boxes are all cut to the same pattern with the wood and general fitness for purpose graded after production.
1st grade are our very best products, with little to no knots or imperfections. These will last and last, and they look fantastic. Includes nails and metal rails.
2nd grade boxes are our standard. Sturdy construction with some cosmetic imperfections. This can be flat packed or assembled at extra cost please call for this option. Wood may have solid knots. Does not include nails and metal rails.
About this item
Not good enough for the price, wouldn’t order it again. One of the two boxes was not fitting at all because it was bend and both of them are made from wood glued together, which is not what you want. Disappointing again..
Bee Equipment staff worked very hard to fulfil orders in the difficult circumstances under lockdown but this brood body was disappointing. I wouldn’t say it was 1st grade. The wood showed signs of insect damage and was poor fitting needing quite a bit of work to get it to go together.
Sadly far too many knots in very vital places thoughout the brood boxes that will not stand the test of time. The knots have splits and many on the rim of box that will allow wasps in when they fall out. I had to purchase expanding glue to mend and fill all the gaps and cracks. If I had it to do over I would have bought the 1st grade as 2nd grade is not durable for long term use and cost me a lot in time and effort making them suitable. Just a note-Cedar is also very brittle and although lighter than pine, they can easily split and chip when a hive tool is passed over them. Hope this helps.
Arrived, easy to assemble all good, just waiting for the upgraded pine brood box originally ordered with starter pack in April to arrive?
although 2nd grade still useable and looks good
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