You selling bees at bee low market price Pete? I would expect at least £1.50 per beehow good are you with tools and wood?
do you have the time to build your own and why just look at wood?
there are several people on the forum that produce hives of any sort all cheaper than "THEM" and proberly of much better quality and service
personaly if you are buying i would suggest unless you have made your mind up, a poly hive?, over this very cold winter i am sure that anyone with poly is better off than wood( heratic statement)
if you are a diy demon and just happen o have free/cheap supply of wood build your own plans and information are free.
or buy the rights off me to have a franchise of a hedge row bee shed its only £27,500( plus bees at avery reasonble £1 each)lol
Hi Slider995iwhere is the best place to buy an hive or two
are any of those on ebay any good ?
many thanks inadvance
me and the wife did a practical course sat just gone run by chris from saltway honey . a bloody great afternoon , my wife is booked on a weekend course with chris in a couple of weeks time ,Hello Slider,
You are more than capable of making your own hives etc I believe, but what type of hive have you decided to look for?
Have you done or sorted out a beekeeping course with the Worcester BKA at Bromsgrove at all or approached/joined the Hagley & Stourbridge BKA yet?
You'll have to move fast if you want one in time for your birthday.
yes was quite impressed with the polysYou chose a very good tutor Slider. You might end up appreciating the real benefits of Poly Langstroths more than most.
I'm sure that you will enjoy your course. With luck the weather will start to show more promise in a fortnight's time.
many thanks for adviceYes, I've had a hive off this chap, although have had far far more nuc boxes from him than hives!
The hive was sturdy and practical but still not a cedar hive such as those made by Hivemaker or a couple of other small-scale manufacturers (however, far superior to a T****s cedar seconds).
It will do the job. Just don't expect it to last as long as a cedar hive.