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Sustainable Hive Insulation (SHINS) - National 14"x12" Brood Body

Sustainable Hive Insulation (SHINS) - National 14"x12" Brood Body

£23.00
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Product Code: N5012

Description

We are well known for our green credentials. We use all our wood waste to either heat our factory via a biomass furnace, manufacturing briquettes for wood burning stoves or even making garden mulch. We also recycle card board for loose fill packaging in our parcels.

We are therefore pleased to introduce insulation for your hive, made from sustainable material.

SHINS is made from cork which is known as a highly efficient insulator in the construction industry.  It has a thermal conductivity rating of 0.039 W/m.K.  Expanded polystyrene foam, used extensively in polystyrene hives is 0.03 W/m.K

SHINS are available in three sizes to suit National Hives: National Super, National Brood and 14x12 Brood. Each kit contains two appropriately sized frames and shaped CORK insert that fits snugly between the locking bars.

These inserts are held in place with a large rubber band, big enough to fit around the entire hive.

The SHINS frames are based around a standard Hoffman frame with insulation inserted rather than foundation. These frames are beeswax coated. Remove one outside frame from the box you are insulating and place two SHINS, one on each side, of the remaining frames. You overwinter therefore with ten conventional frames and two SHINS.

Do not place the wax covered, frames in the hive too early in the season or the bees may try to work the frames.  Only place them in the hive when you are feeding and the chance of comb building is over.

Available in three sizes.  To fit a National super with SN4 frames, a National brood body with DN4 frames and a National 14"x12" brood body.

Specifications

Delivery

Delivery

Standard UK delivery is FREE on all on-line orders over £100 (including VAT) and all telephone and postal orders over £200 (including VAT).  Excluding glass jars, fondant, syrup, some large hives and some pieces of extraction equipment.

Glass Jars are sent at the consignees own risk. We regret neither ourselves or the carrier will take responsibility for breakages.

It's also free for orders of any value if you opt to collect from one of our branches (some items do not apply). This is subject to availability.

There may be an additional carriage charge for some heavy and bulky items to Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands and islands, Isle of Man and off-shore islands.

Products may be sent out from multiple locations and therefore may arrive separately, but you won't incur additional delivery charges as a result.

Orders are sent out as quickly as possible but there may be occasional delays during the busy season or if an item is out of stock.  We will contact you if there is expected to be a significant delay with your order. 

Although we try to send out complete orders there will be occasions when some items are out of stock.  In these instances we may send your order in several parts.  You will not incur additional delivery charges as a result.

If you'd like to have items sent to separate UK addresses, please complete a separate order for each address. A separate delivery charge will be made for each address if applicable.

Carriers

Orders weighing less than 2kg are sent standard 2nd class Royal Mail.  If you would like your order sent 1st class then please contact us for a quote or choose 1st class in the delivery options.

All orders weighing over 2kg are sent via carrier.  We use Parcel Force and FedEx for UK and international parcels.  We may also send large orders via a pallet service.

On receipt of your order, please check the goods thoroughly. Ensure any consignment note from the carrier is clearly marked ‘unexamined’ – deleting the words ‘in good condition’.  We regret we cannot replace any damaged goods unless this has been done.  Shortages and breakages must be advised within 10 days of delivery.

If there is a problem with the carrier, please contact us immediately on 01673 858555 or e-mail sales@thorne.co.uk.  Please do not attempt to contact the carrier as we are able to deal with this more quickly and efficiently.

Carriers may leave parcels in a safe place at our instruction.  If you do have a safe place the parcel can be left or a neighbour that will accept the parcel then please tell us when you place your order.

Orders will be sent to the billing address unless an alternative delivery address is specified.

Queens

Queens are sent on a 1st class Royal Mail.  Queens are sent in a travelling cage with several attendants, candy and full introduction instructions.

Our Queens are British Hybrids and are extremely balanced, user friendly bees.  They are all mated but not clipped or marked.

Bees

Our bees are sold in a travelling box in a six frame nucleus.  These can be collected from either our head office at Rand, Thornes of Windsor, Thornes of Stockbridge or Thornes of Devon.  Bees are pre-ordered and a non-refundable deposit taken.  We will contact you when your bees are ready for collection.

All our bees are sourced from reputable breeders in England. 

Collection Only

Due to the nature of some of our products, certain items are collection only.  These include Acetic acid and six frame nuclei.

Returns and Refunds

All our products are guaranteed for 12 months.  Konigin extractors have a four year warranty.

Goods may be returned to us for a full refund or exchange within 28 days providing they are undamaged and we receive proof of purchase.  Goods that may have been ordered as a gift can also be exchanged for Thorne vouchers if the product is not required.

Goods can be returned to our head office at Rand or to any of our branches.

We cannot refund or exchange personalised labels unless they have been incorrectly supplied. 

We cannot accept returns or refunds on AVM-GSL medicines (MAQS, Apivar, Apilife Var, Apiguard, Apistan, Api-bioxal, Oxybee).  These medicines can only be refunded if they were sent in error or damaged in transit.

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