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British National Beehives


Based in a small workshop in Tideswell in the Peak District we make Highest Quality British National Beehives out of 1st grade American Western Red Cedar or High Quality Red Deal according to the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) Modified National Hive Plans. Everything we sell we make here in the Peak District. We also stock other items of Beekeeping Supplies including Frames, Foundation Wax and Hive Tools. The driving forces behind peak-hives.co.uk are sustainability and quality workmanship. Sustainability because, well it matters quite a bit we think and quality workmanship because customer satisfaction is paramount.



Cedar Scarcity.

Unfortunately building materials are extremely scarce at the moment and pricing is highly volatile. This goes for Western Red Cedar too. I have decided that until the market settles down I will not be making up any Cedar hives or hive parts. We'll be back in operation once the supply issues have been resolved. Many thanks.

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Want to see your National Hive being made? Here's what's going on in the workshop right now. The image is updated every 10 minutes during working hours. Click to see full size...

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The rest of the centre column is an ongoing blog of what's new at peak-hives.co.uk and other items of interest...veg garden...renewables etc, but please don't let reading about the allotment distract you from placing your order...:-)




Photo Competition 2019

To mark the launch of our Pollinator Plants we’re once again holding a photography competition.  This time the only requirement is that your shot features pollinators or something related to pollinators.  So bees, butterflies, moths all count as would an interesting hive design or location or a bank of lavender swamped with bumble bees…anything pollinator related.

First prize is one of our Cedar 6 Frame Nucleus Hives with a Varroa Floor.

Copyright of the photograph will reside with the photographer with license to use being given to Peak Hives.

Cheers and please email all entries to nicholas@localhost marking the email Photo Comp 2019.

Closing Date will be 1st of November.

Happy Snapping and have a great beekeeping season.

Nick