Beekeeper inspecting superframe of honey from a poly hive

Bee Hive Supplies 


Bee Hive Supplies is based in Cornwall and is the choice for British National poly hives and beekeeping supplies. We provide high quality, affordable beekeeping equipment, clothing and accessories with an unbeatable service.



Our high density (100g/litre) polystyrene beehives are manufactured in the UK and were designed, developed and tested in the UK by beekeepers for beekeepers. The very thick insulated gabled roof has 100mm/4" of solid insulation, while our woven stainless steel open mesh floor is 150mm/6" thick providing excellent insulation and in the majority of cases does not need a hive stand. The roof and floor combined with a mimimum of 35mm/1.5" thick solid polystyrene walls will keep your bees dry and snug in the harshest of conditions with a constant temperature throughout the summer.



For more information on please see our Polystyrene Beehives FAQ section or read Polystyrene Beehives Key Facts.


Our full sized British National poly hives take 11 standard or 12 Hoffman self spacing frames. Our experience has shown that the extra warmth and insulation provided by the thick polystyrene walls, roof and floor, means the queen should lay a larger brood nest, laying across all 11 frames. As we only supply full sized hives a 12th Hoffman frame can be added to increase the area available for brood rearing.


For postal orders, a PDF version of our 2018 Catalogue is now available, please click here for our

Customer order form, alternatively orders may be placed online and paid for by cheque.


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