National Hive Kit, Flat, Paradise Honey Poly
BeeBox Finland EPS- lightweight beehive is the result of 35 years of beekeeping experience from the biggest honey producer in Scandinavia Paradise Honey ltd.
BeeBox Finland EPS-lightweight beehive is based on long term experience in beekeeping and technical knowledge about suitable materials for good quality beehive in different environments and apiary’s in Northern Europe, arctic Russia, Australia and New Zealand.
The BeeBox EPS hive material has been field tested for about 30 years in Finnish winter colder than -35 C and in summer heat over + 30 C. In recent years the hives have been tested with good results also in extreme weather conditions of Siberia.
The body material in BeeBox hive system is made of food grade, extra hardened, expanded polystyrene (EPS) with a density over 100 kg/m3. The boxes will last for decades with proper use and service. The BeeBox hives are manufactured with ISO 9001 quality certified process and materials.
Full manual of the assembly and use of these hives can be found here
Product supplied flat.
Hive only - frames and foundation sold separately.
- Floor with varroa mesh
- 1 Brood Box
- 2 Super Boxes
- 1 Roof
- All frame runners
- Hive strap
Why not change your Hive strap to something more colourful?
About this item
Moving from wood to poly. Even though I am a die hard wooden hive person.
But I need my bees off to a fast start in the spring. So Iam intrested to see how they do over the winter in a poly.
I did do a lot of research before settling on the paradise honey hive. So far really impress with the thickness and strength of the hive.
This was my second purchase of this bee hive and chose both of them after much research as I am a newbie to bee keeping. The bees have settled in the first and this recent purchase awaits a swarm of bees next year. I am fully satisfied with the hives and my dealing with Bee Equipment.
I use spacers so you only get ten frame in the hive. OK if you bare in the north but I may need a bit more brood in the SE of England.
The queen excluder is not a standard National size, so another bit of additional kit.
The entrance block is not a good fit and 'leaks' bees when shut
Overpriced at £100 plus, more like a good buy at £60 or £70
I bought and was sent ten full Paradise-Honey national hives. I then decided to buy another five brood-box only hives along with a queen cup system rearing kit. A few days later one box arrived that contained only brood-boxes and the queen raising system. I also found that the queen-cups in the system were actually incompatable. To cut a long story short, my emails went unanswered for over a week. Eventually, after a lot more emails from me, I was contacted. Three weeks after the first email the floors and roofs finally came, but no queen excluders or hive entrances. I also received the right queen cups but am still owed another packet. Four weeks after this debacle started I finally got everything I should have had in the first place. The communication from Bee-equipment was almost non existent, yet they seemed to have time to send me more advertising by email! I finally finished painting the hives days before I had to collect the new bees I had ordered. Phewwww.....talk about stressfull! I know that times are hard due to Covid-19, but other suppliers are coping. If Bee-equipment cannot do what they promise, they should not be trading until they are capable in a better climate?
I am very happy with everything I have received the quality of the products the service and given the current epidemic state a very quick delivery most happy with your service and would recommend you to anyone
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