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Centenary Hive

100 years ago a Wragby School master asked his friend, Edgar Henry Thorne, a local joiner and wheelwright if he could make him a beehive...and we have been making them ever since.

To celebrate our 100 years of history we are introducing The Centenary Hive. This is based on drawings, old catalogues and anecdotal evidence of hives that Edgar was making in 1913.

It is an 11 frame hive, taking BS national frames. Double walled front and back with an impressive porch and lapped gable roof. All parts telescope over each other so the old trick of using Vaseline smeared along all edges is a must if the boxes are to separate easily.

The hive comprises an open mesh floor on splayed legs, brood body with integral porch and entrance slides complete with 11 DN4 frames, two supers complete with 11 SN4 frames, crownboard with two escapes, wire excluder and gabled roof.

 

 

 

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Centenary Hive Complete Assembled
100 years ago a Wragby School master asked his friend, Edgar Henry Thorne, a local joiner and whe..
Price: £622.70
Ex VAT: £518.92
Centenary Hive Crownboard
Crownboard with two plastic porter bee escapes for Centenary Hive.  ..
Price: £15.40
Ex VAT: £12.83
Centenary Hive Empty Assembled
100 years ago a Wragby School master asked his friend, Edgar Henry Thorne, a local joiner and whe..
Price: £397.60
Ex VAT: £331.33
Centenary Hive Open Mesh Floor Assembled
Centenary Hive open mesh floor on splayed legs. Supplied ready assembled only. ..
Price: £94.70
Ex VAT: £78.92
Centenary Hive Entrance Slides
Pair of Centenary Hive entrance slides. ..
Price: £6.00
Ex VAT: £5.00
Centenary Hive Wire Queen Excluder
Wire queen excluder for Centenary Hive. Metal grid with wooden frame. ..
Price: £21.20
Ex VAT: £17.67
Centenary Hive Brood Body Empty or Complete Assembled
Centenary Hive brood body with integral porch. Supplied empty or complete with 11 DN4 Hoffman..
Price: £87.35
Ex VAT: £72.79
Centenary Hive Super Empty or Complete Assembled
Centenary Hive super empty assembled. Or choose complete with 11 SN4 Hoffman self spacing frames...
Price: £50.40
Ex VAT: £42.00
Centenary Hive Roof Assembled
Centenary hive roof, fully assembled. ..
Price: £81.90
Ex VAT: £68.25
Brass nameplate, two brass cone escapes and fixings
Add a touch of class to our hives and other wooden products with this pack of a brass name plate ..
Price: £5.00
Ex VAT: £4.17
Brass nameplate and fixings
Add a touch of class to our hives and other wooden products with this brass name plate All fi..
Price: £0.70
Ex VAT: £0.58