White Gloves

Size Hand Width Hand Length Cuff Length
S
10cm
18.5cm
36.5cm
M
11cm
19.5cm
37.5cm
L
12cm
20.5cm
38.5cm
2XL
14cm
22cm
41cm
3XL
15cm
23.5cm
41.5cm

White Suit Round Veil

Size Suit Height Chest Waist Arm Length
S
188cm
112cm
101.5cm
57cm
M
190.5cm
117cm
107cm
58.5cm
L
193cm
122cm
112cm
60cm
XL
195.5cm
127cm
117cm
61cm
2XL
198cm
132cm
122cm
62.5cm
3XL
200.5cm
137cm
127cm
63.5cm
4XL
203cm
142cm
132cm
64.5cm
5XL
205.5cm
147.5cm
137cm
66cm
6XL
208.5cm
152.5cm
142cm
66cm
7XL
211cm
157.5cm
147.5cm
67.5cm
8XL
213.5cm
162cm
152.5cm
67.5cm
SKU: 11411

Beginners Complete Hive Kit

A complete BS National Hive including the required kit and protective clothing for beginners to start their beekeeping experience

An optional Hive Stand can be added

From: £272.50

BS National Hive - Western Red Cedar - Empty

* Western Red Cedar Complete Hive - Flat packed ready for assembly

Comprising of:

  • Brood box
  • Super box
  • Galvanized Roof
  • Crown Board
  • Open mesh floor with inspection drawer
  • Entrance Block
  • Queen Excluder
  • Steel Frame Runners
  • Assembly Nails
  • Assembly instructions
  • FREE SHIPPING

 

*Due to environmental and sustainability considerations, our complete hives and hive parts are now fabricated from UK grown Western Red Cedar (Thuja Plicata). Although the same species as its Pacific North West cousin, UK grown Western Red Cedar is paler in colour and does contain some knots. It does however offer the same durability when it comes to construction and weathering.

In stock

BS National Brood Frames - Self Spacing

  • DN4 frames for use in a standard depth BS National or WBC brood body
  • Flat packed ready for assembly
  • Pack of 10 frames including frame nails
  • Assembly instructions included

In stock (can be backordered)

BS National Super Frames - Self Spacing

  • SN4 Hoffman frames for use in BS National or WBC Supers.
  • All Hoffman frames have self spacing side bars.
  • Flat packed, ready for assembly
  • Pack of 10 frames including frame nails
  • Assembly instructions included

In stock (can be backordered)

Wax Foundation - BS National Brood

  • Wired foundation made from natural beeswax
  • Fits frames DN1 / DN4
  • Pack of 10 sheets

When working with or installing wax foundation please note that cold temperatures make wax very brittle and easy to break. Work in a warm room and allow the wax to get to room temperature before installing it into frames.

In stock (can be backordered)

Wax Foundation - BS National Super

  • Wired foundation made from natural beeswax
  • Fits SN1 /SN4 frames
  • Pack of 10 sheets

When working with or installing wax foundation please note that cold temperatures make wax very brittle and easy to break. Work in a warm room and allow the wax to get to room temperature before installing it into frames.

In stock (can be backordered)

Beekeeping Galvanized Steel Smoker

  • High quality beekeeping Galvanized Steel Smoker with wood and leather bellows
  • Heat Guard
  • Perforated breather plate
  • Durable leather bellows with hanging clip
  • Instructions and one FREE smoker cartridge included

In stock (can be backordered)

Stainless Steel Hive Tool

  • Heavy duty Stainless steel hive tool
  • Riveted solid hardwood handle
  • Use for cleaning top bars on frames and separating frames during inspections
  • Angled and flat blades

In stock (can be backordered)

6 Litre Shallow Rapid Feeder

  • Suitable for BS National, Langstroth and similar hive sizes
  • Shallow profile means it can fit under the roof of many hives without the need for an eke or spacer
  • Easily refilled without disturbing the colony.
  • Holds approximately 6 litres of syrup

In stock (can be backordered)

Bee Brush

  • Two rows of long, soft fibres that gently move bees away from frames, supers and clothing
  • Wooden frame

In stock (can be backordered)

BS National Dummy Board

  • Acts as the "12th frame" in brood boxes
  • Placed as the end "frame", when removed first it gives you space to work the other frames
  • Dummy boards help maintain proper spacing and prevent rolling bees when working the hive
  • Can be used to reduce the brood area in the hive

In stock (can be backordered)

White Beekeeping Suit

Manufactured from Poly-Cotton fabric for hard wearing durability with excellent protection and comfort

Reinforced knees and eight pockets - two breast pockets, two waist pockets and two leg pockets for hive tools, brushes etc

Detachable round or fencing style veils fitted with fine mesh for good visibility

The veils are detachable to allow for machine washing of the suit

White Beekeeping Gloves

White soft cowhide gloves featuring integrated cotton sleeves that reach to the elbow for unparalleled arm protection

BS National Cedar Hive Stand with alighting board

*Western Cedar hive stand with alighting board.  Raises the hive off the ground and gives the flying bees a landing platform before entering and leaving the hive.

Flat packed ready for assembly

*Due to environmental and sustainability considerations, our complete hives and hive parts are now fabricated from UK grown Western Red Cedar (Thuja Plicata). Although the same species as its Pacific North West cousin, UK grown Western Red Cedar is paler in colour and does contain some knots. It does however offer the same durability when it comes to construction and weathering.

Available on back-order

Glove Size Chart

White Gloves

Size Hand Width Hand Length Cuff Length
S
10cm
18.5cm
36.5cm
M
11cm
19.5cm
37.5cm
L
12cm
20.5cm
38.5cm
2XL
14cm
22cm
41cm
3XL
15cm
23.5cm
41.5cm
Suit Size Chart

White Suit Round Veil

Size Suit Height Chest Waist Arm Length
S
188cm
112cm
101.5cm
57cm
M
190.5cm
117cm
107cm
58.5cm
L
193cm
122cm
112cm
60cm
XL
195.5cm
127cm
117cm
61cm
2XL
198cm
132cm
122cm
62.5cm
3XL
200.5cm
137cm
127cm
63.5cm
4XL
203cm
142cm
132cm
64.5cm
5XL
205.5cm
147.5cm
137cm
66cm
6XL
208.5cm
152.5cm
142cm
66cm
7XL
211cm
157.5cm
147.5cm
67.5cm
8XL
213.5cm
162cm
152.5cm
67.5cm