Paynes Polystyrene Bee Hives
Paynes Southdown Bee Farms Ltd are a family run business near Brighton and have been trading for since 1922. They sell jam, honey and bee hives to the public. Their beehives were made of a normal wooden construction. Paynes approached Foam Products in 2010 with a view to manufacturing bee hives in EPS material and we worked together on an eke Starter Hive in EPS for them.
Polystyrene is a great material for beehives:
- Lightweight and durable
- High density EPS material, 100g/l
- 3x stronger than typical polystyrene packaging
- Thermal properties make the hives suitable for nucs and small colonies
(fewer bees are required to maintain the heat required for effective brood rearing)