Exciting new beekeeping products for spring

Published: 11-02-2021

Spring is fast approaching and is one of the busiest times of the year for both bees and beekeepers.

The days are becoming longer with milder weather, established colony populations grow bigger and new colonies are started. The queen lays more and more eggs, the drones reappear, nectar and pollen are bought into the hive and the wonderful hum of bee activity gets louder. It's a really exciting time and the best piece of advice we can give to you or any other beekeeper, is to be prepared. The bees won't wait. We're sure you'll want to get things in the best shape for our little pollinator friends, so we’ve had our thinking caps on and have some exciting new products for both the seasoned beekeeper and those who are new to the fascinating world of beekeeping.

New beekeeping products for spring from Simon The Beekeeper

Pre-assembled National Premium and Cedar hives

Time is always of the essence when it comes to keeping the bees happy. We realise that not everyone has the time to be super prepared or even enjoy the prospect of assembling bee hives themselves, so we’re really excited to be able to offer these two hives completely pre-assembled.

Enter our National Premium and Cedar hives:

Pre-assembled Premium and Cedar hives from Simon The Beekeeper

(We also offer our these hives flat packed for those of you who do have the time and enjoy assembling your own hives).

You can find all the information about the Premium Wooden Hive here.

You can find all the information about the Cedar Wooden Hive here.

For those of you who would like to purchase a great value hive at a cheaper price, we also offer our B.S National Value Pine Hive (see image below) This hive comes flat packed as standard, is perfect for those on a budget, and we're proud to say it's £20 cheaper than our competitors.

B.S National Value Pine Hive - Simon The Beekeeper

Pre-assembled frames with 100% beeswax foundation

There’s a bit of a ‘time saving’ theme happening here. Again, the bees won’t wait and neither should you, so we’re now thrilled to be able to offer pre-assembled frames with 100% beeswax foundation (the bees like this much better than plastic AND it’s better for the environment).

Assembled frames with 100 percent beeswax foundation from simon the beekeeper

We all know what it’s like to get caught out, so these are the perfect solution. Not only does it take the hassle out of the task, you’ll be saving a lot of time with pre-assembled frames and foundation (coupled with our fast delivery time too, of course).

However, if you do love assembling frames, we also stock the self-assembly ones too.

Both our pre-assembled and our self-assembly frames and foundation can be found here.

Beginners value hive package

New to beekeeping or fancy treating yourself or someone you know? The team at Simon the Beekeeper have been working hard at putting together the best selection of beekeeping equipment at the best value for the beginners starter kit – and we’re pretty proud of it.

Beginner Value Hive Package from Simon The Beekeeper

Included in the package is:

  • 1 x 4" Flat Roof complete with metal cover
  • 1 x Varroa Mesh Floor with wooden entrance block
  • 2 x Flat packed Supers
  • 22 x National SN4 Hoffman Super Frames
  • 22 x BS Super Wired Foundation Sheets
  • 1 x Flat packed Brood
  • 11 x National DN4 Hoffman Brood Frames & Pins
  • 11 x BS Brood Wired Foundation Sheets
  • 1 x B.S National Porter Bee Escape Crown Board with porter bee escapes
  • 1 x Plastic Queen Excluder- 460mm²
  • 6 x Steel Frame Runners
  • Buzz Work Wear White Fencing Suit and White Soft Hide Gloves
  • Stainless steel smoker
  • Yellow Hive Tool
  • Bee Brush


You can see further details of our Beginner Value Hive Package here.


White Beekeeping Wellington Boots

Last but not least, we have our brand-new white beekeeping wellington boots for all of your hive visits.

Just watch the video of Simon to learn more …

These boots cost just £6.99 and you can find them here.

If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Happy beekeeping!

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