Beginners Kit WBC Hive


The complete WBC hive made by Thornes in the UK from Red Western Cedar supplied flat packed or assembled with associated equipment to get you started.

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    This is an advance order, we will contact you when the hens are available for collection.

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    The Classic Cottage Garden hive is admired by beekeepers worldwide for its attractive and stable design. This double walled hive offers great protection against the weather. A stunning focal point for any garden, large or small, especially when painted white.

    Our WBC Beginners kit comprises:
    varroa mesh floor – ready assembled
    one lift with porch and two additional lifts
    entrance slides
    brood body
    stainless steel framed wire queen excluder
    two supers with metal runners
    crownboard with two plastic porter bee escapes
    pitched roof

    10 Hoffman brood (DN4) frames and wired premier foundation
    20 Hoffman super (SN4) frames with wired premier foundation
    wood glue 50ml (flat pack only)
    dummy board for the brood box
    budget smoker
    1 smoker cartridge
    all-in-one organic beesuit – Medium (please let us know if another size is needed)
    pair of mordant leather gloves -Medium (please let us know if another size is needed)
    pack of 5 disposable nitrile gloves – Medium (please let us know if another size is needed)
    bee brush
    stainless steel hive tool
    Rapid feeder

    Note: All frames come assembled with foundation if the ‘assembled’ option is chosen

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