International Sales

The UK has now left the European Union and international customers no longer pay UK VAT.  Local VAT will be charged to the customer on import of the goods.  There may also be a handling fee payable.


We have been exporting beekeeping equipment since the mid 1960’s and have built up a worldwide reputation for quality and service, especially with our hives made from Western Red Cedar.

Today we export to over 90 countries, everything to do with bees from labels for honey jars to candle moulds for beeswax candles.

Our biggest markets historically have been the Middle East and North Africa, with thousands of Thorne hives in Libya, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Eritrea.

Europe has always been a very buoyant  market as well with Ireland, Germany and France being particularly keen on Thorne products. Japan also feature highly as one of our main export markets.

We have been exhibiting at Apimondia, the biennial world beekeeping congress, on a regular basis since the inaugural Apiexpo at the Grenoble event  in 1975, winning numerous awards for our equipment from Vancouver to Dublin and Adelaide to Athens.

We can in fact say that we export to all seven continents. Yes, even Antarctica. The British Antarctic Survey wanted queen marking kits for identifying molluscs!

If you would like to order anything please call us for a quote on +44 1673 858555, email us at or simply place an order via our online shop.

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