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The Beehaus Beehive

This plastic bee house comes complete with everything your bees need, making keeping bees for beginners simple in the country or city.

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Beehaus Green
  £699.00
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Beehaus Yellow
  £699.00

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Checking the honey supers of a Beehaus Beekeeping is a fun, social and rewarding hobby.

The Beehaus from Omlet makes keeping bees and collecting your own honey fun and rewarding. Bees are probably the most fascinating and certainly the smallest food producing animals you can keep at home. Now you can enjoy the amazing experience of beekeeping in your own garden or even on your rooftop. The plastic Beehaus beehive comes complete with everything you need to get started with beekeeping, you'll receive all the extras such as frames and wax foundation that you need before your bees arrive.

Inspired by the way bees live in the wild and building on the classic principles of beekeeping, you will find the this bee house a delight to use. Omlet's service and support will give you all the confidence you need to keep bees in your garden.

The Beehaus can be split into two hives or kept as one large hive. The Beehaus has two entrances, a central divider and space for two colonies.

The plastic beehive brood box has two entrances - one at either end. There is enough space to accommodate 22 frames, which is double the number of frames in a traditional National hive. In spring when the queen is laying at her maximum rate your bees will be rapidly expanding in number. The extra space in the Beehaus allows you to either a) expand the hive as a single colony or b) divide the hive in two and start a second colony. This is an effective method of managing your bees’ natural urge to swarm.

Space For The Whole Bee Colony

Modern bees need more space than they did in the past because queens have been bred to be more prolific egg layers. The Beehaus uses deep National frames (14”x12”) that allow the whole colony to live in a single brood box. This simplifies inspecting your bees and is less disruptive to the bees compared to being housed in a double brood box system. Your bees will be calmer and easier to work with.

Woman holding up the supers of the Beehaus. The supers are easier to lift and handle than traditional supers. No more bad backs from lifting!

The Beehaus comes with four ‘supers’ for the bees to store honey. You place these boxes on top of the hive in the spring when the bees start collecting nectar. The supers use a standard National super frame. However for easy handling, the Beehaus’ super boxes are half the size and therefore half the weight of a traditional beehive super box.

Protected Bee Entrance

Wasp guard being applied to Beehaus entrance.

This plastic beehive comes with a stainless steel entrance block useful for temporarily closing the hive. The wasp guard turns your hive into a fortress that the bees find easy to defend.

Secure & Weather Proof

Cord being attached to secure Beehaus roof.

The lid and honeyboxes are held securely to the base of the Beehaus by a strong cord which is quickly fastened at each end of the hive.

Bee Inspection Tray

Inspection tray sliding out from beneath the Beehaus

This is located under the mesh floor of the house. It catches any mites or debris that fall from the hive which you can then examine to learn about the health of your bees.

How does the Beehaus work?

Bees need a warm, secure and dry place to live. In the wild, bees make their nest in a variety of places such as hollow trees and holes in rocks. Beehives were developed to make it easier to manage a colony of bees and collect honey. The diagram below explains the different parts of the Beehaus and their function.

Cross sectional diagram of the Beehaus.
Cross section of Beehaus showing ventilation and insulation. Twin Wall Insulation keeps your bees cool in the summer, and warm in the winter!

The innovative all-round double layer insulation helps keep your bees warm in the winter and cool in the summer. This is important as bees need to maintain a stable 35°C in the hive. They control variations in temperature by vibrating their bodies to generate heat or by using their wings as fans to circulate cool air.

Good Ventilation for Healthy Bees

The bee house mesh floor ensures your bees have good air flow within the hive. It also allows debris and mites to fall out and this helps keep your bees healthy.

The Beehaus in a sunny garden. Pick the colour which suits your garden.

This modern beehive will bring your garden to life. Its compact shape means that finding a suitable spot is easy and the large range of attractive colours will suit any garden. You can keep bees whether you live in a town or the country. Bees are kept very successfully in urban gardens and rooftops where they forage in gardens and parks. Urban honey has a delicious flavour from the wide variety of plants available. In the country bees can collect nectar from crops, orchards and wild flowers.

Free extras with every Beehaus

The Beehaus comes as a complete hive ready for you to keep bees. Not only that, we’re so confident you’ll love everything about the Beehaus and your new bees we offer a 30-day, no-quibble money-back guarantee.

4 Supers

Super.

Each super holds 5 frames - enough to store approximately 7-8 kgs of honey.

4 Cover Boards

Cover Board.

These fit on top of the supers and the hive to seal the bees in.

2 Clearer Boards

Clearer Board.

These are used to empty bees from the supers or feed the bees.

Frames

Frames.

10 deep National brood frames and 10 National super frames - including wax foundation.

4 Queen Excluders

Queen Excluder.

Stops the queen laying eggs in the honey supers

Hive Divider

Hive Divider.

Converts your Beehaus into two separate hives.

2 Hive Blockers

Wasp Guards.

Use to shut the entrance or provide protection against wasps

Mesh Floor

Mesh Floor

This ensures your bees have fresh air all year round.

Inspection Tray

Inspection Tray.

Shows up anything that drops out of the hive.

Guide To Beekeeping

The Omlet Beekeeping Guide.

A complete guide to keeping bees packed with useful advice Download Now For Free!

4 Honey Jars

Omlet Honey Jars.

Still taking wine to dinner parties? Your own honey is much more exclusive.

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If you are not entirely satisfied with your Beehaus, you can send it back for a full refund.

Diagram to show Beehaus dimensions.

The Beehaus is raised off the ground on sturdy legs. You don’t have to bend to lift heavy boxes as you do with traditional hives. Having the top of the hive at a convenient height and with space alongside to rest tools makes the job much easier.

The image below shows an illustration of the Beehaus next to a national and WBC hive. You can see that the Beehaus is more spacious and set at a better working height than traditional hives

Positioning your Beehaus

An ideal spot in a garden is against a hedge or fence to protect flying bees from the wind and rain. You should position the hive entrance so that the bees can fly in and out in a straight line. A quiet spot in the garden away from frequently used paths is best.

Positioning a Beehaus. Garden Positioning

If you have neighbours then you can encourage your bees to reach their normal flying height quickly by planting a hedge or placing a fence approximately 2m in front of the hive. Bees normally fly above head height at about 5m above the ground.

Using a fence to encourage bees to fly higher. Bees normally fly above 5m high

If you live in a town and have a flat rooftop this can make a great spot to keep your bees. They can fly in and out of the hive undisturbed and will have a great view.

Positioning a Beehaus on a rooftop. Rooftop positioning
Putting frames in the Beehaus. Transferring your bees to the Beehaus.

Omlet can supply you with a list of suppliers in your area where you can source your colonies from. Bees are typically supplied on six frames which you can put straight into your beehaus.

Bees are subject to availability, so order early to avoid disappointment.

Collecting honey. As the old beekeepers' saying goes, "There's nothing better than spreading thick, delicious honey onto a slice of piping hot toast - except when it's been collected by your very own bees!"

Naturally, your bees wouldn’t expect to be able to live in such magnificent accommodation as the Beehaus rent free. You can collect an average of 50 jars of honey per year - although in a good year a colony may produce up to 100kg of honey! The amount depends on the size of the colony, the weather and the quantity and quality of the nectar near the bees. You’ll need to leave your bees with between 10 and 15kg of supplies to see them through the winter.

How to Harvest Honey

The simplest way of harvesting the honey is to uncap the comb and then scrape the honey into a colander which is sitting over a large container. The honey will drain from the wax into the container below. You can further strain the mush of wax by wrapping it in muslin cloth and the beeswax can then be used to make soap, candles, furniture polish, and a whole range of other useful things!

Verified Reviews - The Beehaus Beehive


Quite Pleased but surprised - Jon, North Yorkshire,

Hi I received my Bee Haus a couple of weeks ago and got it all put together very easily although I was very surprised when I came to put the frames together that the nails came through the top. Also when I loaded the Bee Haus up with the frames i had a big gap and after looking at Youtube it turns out that you can fit 11 frames not 10 but I only got 10 with it which I thought was strange. Im very happy with the product but these are little things that are easy to fix. Thanks Jon
Review for: Beehaus Green


Seems great so far - Brooklands, North Yorkshire,

For a full review please see our YouTube channel at Brooklands Honey Bees. So far I am happy with the item, delivery time was a lot longer than expected but given everything going on in the world I'm not to bothered by that, the hive in theroy seems excellent but won't have bees in it till spring (January at time of writing this review) so will be able to give a better opinion then on my YouTube channel. My only complaint at this time which is why I have only given 4 stars is due to the number of frames supplied, for a 22 frame hive (11 on each side) only 10 come with the kit which is one short, not a massive issue for me but if your new to beekeeping and by a package of bees I suggest you buy another pack of frames. My advice to Omelt, keep the jars and simply provide some more frames for the brood box. Otherwise very good
Review for: Beehaus Green

This reviewer has 10+ Honey bees pets


question! - Carolina, Suffolk,

Hi! I would like to know what type of plastic is used to make this hive so that the bees will accept it. I await your response, greetings from Argentina!
Review for: Beehaus Yellow

Omlet Says: Hi Carolina, The type of plastic used for the house is 100% Recyclable UV Stabilised Polyethylene, which is suitable for beekeeping. Don't hesitate to get in touch with us by email or by phone if you have any further questions, our Customer Service Team is always here to help. Our phone number is 01295 500900, and our lines are open Monday to Friday, from 9:00am to 5:30pm. Our email address is : hello@omlet.co.uk. Yours, The Omlet Customer Service Team


Great design - Kate, North Yorkshire,

Cannot wait to get the beehaus set up next Spring. It is so well designed, it will save my back and give the bees a lovely snug home!
Review for: Beehaus Green


Two hives - Two years - Chris, Suffolk,

I bought these second hand and it's been a learning curve but I really do like them... There are a couple of issues that are annoying but I have sorted out for the most part. The supers are not positive enough in placement and I found I needed a ratchet strap around them horizontally to avoid and gaps between them. I'm sure this would be an easy design fix. Also a removable/adjustable mesh floor so you could use various size frames and could clear out dead Bees would be helpful A centre bar holding the legs together at the bottom would be comforting especially when 8 supers are loaded up... My bees seemed to winter better in the Beehaus than my Nationals using less resources and being stronger colonies in the spring. I would recommend these but just be aware they are different and will take a little adjusting to when splitting, and combining and when adding a swarm.
Review for: Beehaus Yellow

Omlet Says: Hi Chris! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave such an in depth review. Customer feedback is extremely helpful to us as we are always looking for ways to improve our products. I will pass your comments onto our product design team for future reference. Thanks again!

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