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.
Hives ideally should be set up in early spring before the swarm season starts.
I offer a service where I deliver the hive and help you choose the best place to put the bees and then after preparing the hive to attract a swarm, fit the hive up into the tree for you.
This service also gives me some time to talk to you about bees and what observations you might expect with a healthy colony.
For Orders and enquiries, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call me on 07717 251713.
The Freedom Hive
Freedom Hive body with top and bottom board, waterproof cover and insulation. £440 Currently out of stock
Freedom hive with straw hackle (hat) with ceramic cap and legs. The legs are made of Larch and come 6″ long as standard £600 Currently out of stock
The Log Hive
These log hives are made from Larch or Douglas fir. They are between 18″- 20″ in diameter and approx 32″ long.
Complete with top board, removable base membrane and insulation.
Log hives can also be fitted with wooden legs made from Chestnut and a conical roof made from Norfolk reed.
I do get batches of gouges made by 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 email@example.com for availability