Super Box (Anatolian white pine) for BS National Beehives, with Metal Frame Runners


Super Box (white pine) for BS National Beehives, It comes with Metal Frame Runners, Flat Packed

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Super Box (white pine) for BS National Beehives, It comes with Metal Frame Runners, Flat Packed

Dedication, nurturing, quality; the very ideals that inspired our love of beekeeping is now drive our business success. Please read the story of the wood you are about to buy below:

In this order you will receive:

  • A brand new,  flat packed, White Pine British Standards National Super Box
  • Pair of metal frame runners

Ps: No glue or nails included

Free postage anywhere in mainland UK. All items posted the next working day. In or around London same day delivery is possible (please message us for details).

Scottish Highlands require additional postage fees as only two carriers (Menzies and Parcelforce) go there with heavy parcels like a 20kg beehive. Both carriers charge us so much extra. For smaller items we don’t ask for additional postage fees as other carriers also take them there. It’s really frustrating for us as sellers to tell this to our wonderful customers in the beautiful highlands.

What is so special about Turkish white pine wood? The evergreen white pine/ladin belongs to the pine family and is one of the most common conifers. It can reach up to 50 meters and therefore it is the highest local tree in Turkey. The trunk can be up to 2 meters thick. It is characterized by a straight and rapid growth and it adapts easily to its natural environment. These trees can last about 200 years.

The white pine wood of the Black Sea is very light light-coloured when untreated and turns into a yellowish-brown when exposed to sunlight. Turkish White Pine can be worked very well and widely used in production of furniture and beehives. White pine is the most common wood used in beehives in the Black Sea region of Turkey where the climate is nearly the same as the UK. Anzer Honey produced in Black Sea in white pine beehives. White pine grows in many parts of the country but especially the Black Sea region. We used Kastamonu Timber in our beehives. Historically this area was called Paphlagonia and was known as the main source of shipyard timber from Romans to Ottomans.

We tried to use as much knot free wood as possible. It has small amount of resin and takes many oil base finishes and paintings. Glue bonding and surface treatment properties are good. Even left untreated the white pine very rarely allows moisture to pass through. It is known to be good at ventilation for beehives. The wood is durable on facades. It is mown properly and does not bend easily. You will like the handsome look on your beehive for sure. If any issues you know we are here at any time.

Sustainability: An ethical corporation.

Each timber purchased is officially checked for sustainability purposes before reaching our manufacturing plant. We pride ourselves as an ethically aware, environmentally conscious supplier. We never buy timber unless we personally have verified the source and checked the credentials of the supplier.

100% natural and chemical free.

There’s another reason why our Turkish White Pine beehives/beehive parts smell like the forest, and why you should insist on our product. Our beehives are made from 100% natural wood, nothing added, and guaranteed without the use of any chemicals. Very rarely we used wood filler to close capillary cracks and secure the knots. They are produced by local carpenters who use traditional methods as well as modern machinery (they sundry the wood first). Each beehive is made from a single piece of timber and so we do not rely on machine pressing (edge joining) which involves chemicals and strong glues.

Make it your own: Your beehive, your finish.

Of course, the choice of finish is your choice, and you should have it exactly as you wish. You can retain the beehive in its natural, untreated state, or use linseed or teak oil (or any other finishes) to give them a personal touch that suits your taste and surroundings.

Whether you are an experienced beekeeper, or a novice, give your bees the best and choose a real wood beehive today. On behalf of HoBee we thank you for your custom.

Additional Information

Weight 2.5 kg