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)