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General Q&A, Bee chat and only Bee chat please
 #10077  by gwt_uk
 22 Feb 2021, 19:29
Hello all,

What’s best budget cedar national hive to buy? Have looked at Caddons and Simon the Beekeeper and they look to be good quality.
 #10078  by AdamD
 22 Feb 2021, 19:55
I have bought Thornes Bees on a Budget Nationals, and they're fine; made in the UK too. I can't coment on the others although I had a Caddon WBC some time ago and it was also OK.
 #10080  by Alfred
 23 Feb 2021, 06:35
Maisemore Rock Bottom kits are great value,although I have made up a whole hive minus the frames from flatpack seconds pre ordered for collection at a show
 #10370  by MickBBKA
 24 Mar 2021, 00:53
I bought 10 Thornes national brood box 2nds in the winter sale and they were brilliant. Not a single flaw in any of them. I usually make my own but no point when they are that good.