Beekeeping Supplies Paynes National Poly Hive - (Beekeeping Equipment)
The Poly Hive is one hive that will be appreciated by the bees as well as the beekeeper!
Part of our Poly National Hive Range, it is totally compatible with both our wooden National hives and our Poly National hive components. This means you can use your existing hive parts you may already have and take advantage of the polystyrene benefits.
LIGHTWEIGHT AND DURABLE
Each hive component is made from a very high density material, 120g/litre - up to 4 times stronger than the poly used for packaging. This gives the hives great durability, able to withstand hive tools and the usual beehive inspections. It's lightweight properties will mean it is easier to handle too - great for those bad backs!
Its insulation properties also makes it ideal for beehives as less bees are required to maintain the heat required for effective brood rearing, helps improve overwintering successes and giving you an earlier spring build-up.
No faffing around with this hive. Each component is one piece moulded so there are no weak joints and very minimal assembly needed before you add your bees. Just insert the metal frame runners into the slots (provided) and give your hive a lick of paint and you are ready to go!
Ideally, you'll want your hive to be all poly to get maximum benefits from it. But no need to chuck away your wooden parts. You can use those parts on the poly hive, whether that's a wooden brood box, wooden super, or any other wooden item. The only limitation is you can't use a wooden roof over the top of a poly box.