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The Beehaus

The Beehaus is a new kind of beehive specially designed for keeping bees in your garden or on your rooftop. Developed to provide your bees with a safe, modern home in which to live it makes beekeeping straightforward and fun. The Beehaus comes complete with everything your bees need.

  • The Beehaus can be used almost anywhere. The Beehaus can be used almost anywhere.
  • The Beehaus makes access to your bees easy.
  • The Beehaus fits almost anywhere
  • The Beehaus looks great in your garden.
  • The Beehaus comes in a range of great colours.

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Three months in, and the Beehaus seems to be just the right solution for beekeeping on the roof of a small terraced house in London. Good kit, good manual, and even the bees seem well behaved. - Tom

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A Complete Package

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 Beehaus comes complete with everything you need to get started, 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 Beehaus a delight to use. Omlet's service and support will give you all the confidence you need to keep bees in your garden.

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A Complete Package

Beekeeping is a fun, social and rewarding hobby..

Two Hives In One!

The Beehaus has two entrances, a central divider and space for two colonies.

Two Hives in One!

The 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 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.

Light and Easy To Move

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 super box.

Smaller Supers are Easy to Handle

The supers are easier to lift and handle than traditional super. No more bad backs from lifting!

Protected Entrance

Protected Entrance

The Beehaus 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

Secure and Weather Proof

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.

Inspection Tray

Inspection Tray

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.

The Components of the Beehaus

Twin Wall Insulation

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

The 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.

Good Airflow via Mesh Floor

Mesh floor and inspection tray.

Twin Wall Insulation keeps your bees cool in the summer, and warm in the winter!

Twin Wall Insulation keeps your bees cool in the summer, and warm in the winter!

Looks Great in your Garden or on your Rooftop

Pick the colour which suits your garden.

Looks Great in your Garden or on your Rooftop

The Beehaus 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.

Five Great Colours

You can make a statement in red, be sunny in yellow or keep it subtle with a Beehaus in green. Whichever colour you choose, you can be sure that it will look great in your garden or on your rooftop now and in years to come.

A range of different colours to choose from to suit your style, garden or rooftop

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

4 Supers

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

4 Cover Boards

4 Cover Boards

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

2 Clearer Boards

2 Clearer Boards

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

4 Queen Excluders

Stops the queen laying eggs in the honey supers.

Hive Divider

Hive Divider

Converts your Beehaus into two separate hives.

2 Hive Blockers

2 Hive Blockers

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

Guide To Beekeeping

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

4 Honey Jars

4 Honey Jars

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

30 Day Guarantee

30 Day Guarantee

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

Comfortable Height

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.

A Complete Package

The image above 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

Beehaus Dimensions

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.

Beehaus Dimensions

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.

Bees normally fly above 5m high

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.

Rooftop positioning

Rooftop positioning

transferring your bees to the beehaus

Transferring your bees to the Beehaus.

We supply bees too!

Omlet can supply you with a colony of bees. Bees are typically supplied on six frames which you can put straight into your beehaus. There will be around 10,000 worker bees, a queen and sealed brood (new bees not yet hatched) on the frames. Bees are available between April and September. We will match your requirements with our list of locally available colonies.

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

The Queen Bee

The Queen Bee

Collecting Honey!

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!

Download our Free 64 page Beekeeping Guide
Harvesting 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!"

Free Extras

Starter Pack - Only £30 Extra

Every beekeeper needs a beesuit with sturdy gloves, a hive tool and a smoker. Omlet has the best available and you can order them as part of the Beehaus Starter Kit package for only £30! This saves you £90 over the cost of buying them separately. You can purchase additional beesuits, gloves, smoker and tools in our beekeepers supply shop.

The full-length professional Beekeeper’s suit with veil will mean you can get close to your bees in safety. It can even be washed in a normal washing machine.

Our top-quality rubber gloves with gauntlets are just the thing to give you confidence when working with your bees and can be washed clean.

No need to use a hot, dangerous smoker to calm your bees - we supply a modern liquid smoke atomiser. You receive 50ml of concentrated liquid smoke and a 600ml atomiser. Simply fill the atomiser up with water and you’re ready to go.

Our heavy-duty steel hive tool makes opening the hive and lifting frames a doddle and give you years of reliable use.

 

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- Jayne, 07 April 2014

Recently bought the Beehaus and I am very pleased with my purchase. It was easy to put together and really well made. The instruction booklet that came with it provide really clear instructions and also gave brilliant advice on looking after the bees.


           Good practical beehive

- Adrian, 09 September 2013

Already had Eglu Cube, so bought this too. It's easy to put together (though the instructions on assembling the frames could be a bit clearer). Very easy to access and inspect the bees. Some bees find the entrance a bit slippy, but other than that, excellent.


           Beehaus red

- Robert, 26 May 2013

Very good easy to put together and very very good to see the Bees . would be nice to have something on side to hang frames on when you take one out instead of putting on top of hive two hooks made of plastic or molded on Beehaus would be nice.BUT over all very good for the money.


           Another great omlet addition to the garden

- Penny, 27 August 2012

Took a while to set up and make frames etc, but very straightforward. The frames the colony is delivered on are shorter than standard national frames, so advice on placing short, long, short, long would be a good idea in the guide (sorry if I have missed this). It is easy to watch the bees coming and going. You can put your ear flat on the top and listen to their quiet hum. We have yet to figure out how we put in extra food for the bees, we know they'll need it after the rain this. We know there is an Omlet helpline, but we haven't needed to use it yet. Thanks Omlet!


           Just the job for the urban beekeeper

- Tom, 27 August 2012

So far so good. Three months in, and the Beehaus seems to be just the right solution for beekeeping on the roof of a small terraced house in London. Good kit, good manual, and even the bees seem well behaved. Some delays with delivery because 2012 has not been the greatest year for queen rearing - and all my local beekeeping association newbies have had the same experience. A small nigge re delivery of bits for the hive, but these were solved quickly and without fuss by the team at Omlet.

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