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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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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...:-)




More locally sourced Western Red Cedar

Local tree surgeon Paul has contacted me with regard to a couple of Western Red Cedars that he has to fell.  They need to come down anyway as they are threatening the buildings nearby.  He’s been very helpful and positive about these trees being used for National Hives rather than just burning them as firewood and is in negotiation with the owners now to see if it’s possible to do a deal on their unwanted trees.

Peak District Western Red Cedar

Peak District Western Red Cedar

Many thanks to Paul!

4 comments to More locally sourced Western Red Cedar

  • Dick Holdsworth

    I am interested in using western red cedar to build my own hive, but have not been able to locate a supplier – can you help?

    Thanks

  • admin

    Dick, I’d be happy to supply you with either locally sourced cedar or imported. My supplier only sells large quantities at a time so probably wouldn’t be able to help you. Hope that helps. Nick.

  • Nick Disbury

    G,day, I too am looking to buy a small(Warre hives worth) of red cedar – is that a transaction you would consider? 2cm thick x 21cm wide and7-800cms length as an example. thanks Nick D

  • admin

    I’d certainly be happy to provide you with some cedar Nick. Please email me (address on the site) your requirements and I’ll get a price to you ASAP. All the best. Nick Buttle