Our hive starter kits make starting your hive simple. Fully assembled and complete with everything you need to get your colony going, our kits are available for National, WBC and Poly hives. We know everything there is to know about keeping bees, so expect a high quality kit, with all the essential items to get you started.
Poly hives are lighter and cheaper than wooden choices, so they’re often popular with beginners. By nature, they also provide fantastic insulation for your colony, so they will keep them warmer during the winter and cooler during the summer.
Our Poly Hive Starter Kit includes:- £50 National Bee Supplies gift voucher, an all-in-one beekeeper suit, leather gloves (please pick sizes), 'Complete Guide to Beekeeping',a stainless steel smoker with guard and fuel cartridges, a hive tool and bee brush, a bee friendly seed collection in a Suttons tin,contact feeder (2.5 litre capacity), ratchet hive strap and hive paint. (Please pick colour choice Coastal mist or Sea grass).
The standard brood box comes with two side entrances which can be open or closed with polystyrene entrance blocks or plastic ventilation blocks, allowing multiple entries and exit points for the bees; reducing congestion during busy periods. Or they can be used with the mesh inserts to provide ventilation in hot summers or for transportation. Ensure the solid blocks are used when needed to keep the brood warm. The super has one entrance hole which can be filled with a sold polystyrene block or plastic ventilation block. Both blocks are supplied.