The cost of a hive includes a service whereby I will advise where to put the hive and how to make the hive attractive to scout bees.
During the swarming season Mid April – early July, scout bees will be looking for suitable homes. If they come to a consensus that it is the best home available, then a swarm will move in shortly afterwards.
This service also gives me some time to talk to you about bees and what observations you might expect with a healthy colony.
Hives ideally should be set up in early spring before the swarm season starts.
The only additional costs will be for my travel expenses.
For Orders and enquiries, please write to email@example.com
The Freedom Hive
Freedom Hive body with top and bottom board, waterproof cover and insulation. £550
Freedom hive with hackle with ceramic cap and legs. The legs are made of Larch and come 6′ long as standard £700
The Log Hive
Log hive courses are organised in Spring and Autumn for those who would like to make their own. Please enquire.
Complete with top board, removable base membrane and insulation.
Price includes lifting it up into a tree and fixing with ratchet straps.
Log hives can also be fitted with wooden legs as shown with the freedom hive
I do get batches of gouges made by a highly skilled blacksmith. These are beautiful handmade tools, fitted with a steel and Ash handle.
They cost £160 each plus £30 post and packaging in the UK.
Please inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org for availability
The Golden Hive
The Golden hive complete with waxed deep frames and everything ready for the bees, including a stand £750