Our Polystyrene (Poly) hives offer exceptional thermal performance and durability whilst maintaining an ergonomic design. This means a higher honey production compared to wooden hives, but with minimal weight. These types of polystyrene hive do not use crown boards, instead we have an in built feeding system for fondant so that you don't need an eke.
A complete high density polystyrene (EPS) Langstroth hive from leading manufacturer Paradise Honey consisting of
British National roof
British National floor and varroa mesh
1 Brood Box
2.5m Hive strap
This is probably the most technically advanced hive currently available in the UK. The material of construction, high density polystyrene, now dominates the market in many part of europe and there are tens of thousands of hives like this in use and the british beekeeper can be reassured this is a high quality product that works. The hive is designed for a working life of at least 30 years and will take a lot of hard use, such as migratory beekeeping. Designed and supplied by Paradise Honey ltd of finland the hive represents the culmination of years of experience and research into the development of the perfect bee hive.
These types of polystyrene hive do not use crown boards, which are a feature of wooden hives.
You can find all of British National complete hives HERE. All components avilable to buy separately. Please see our FAQ page for details of instructions and painting HERE