Columbus manufacture rigid foam hive components for BS Honey Bees in Cheltenham
As well as designing and manufacturing reusable protective packaging Columbus design and manufacture a wide range of bespoke rigid foam products from the protective lining in police helmets to fashion mannequins.
So, it was no surprise when Cheltenham-based bee breeder, bee and hive supplier and honey produce BS Honey Bees approached Columbus to design and manufacture rigid foam replacement sections to the traditional British hive.
‘’We’ve worked closely with the team at Columbus to produce what we believe to be the best replacement hive components available in the UK which we use at over 60 sites across the Cotswolds’’
Daniel Bates BS Honey Bees Cheltenham
The replacement sections include brood box (super brood and shallow brood), feeder, base and lid. Made from EPS rigid foam Columbus’s replacements can integrate with original/existing sections, are durable, long-lasting and easily cleaned/treated.
The low maintenance sections have a lifespan of at lease 25 years making bee keeping easier and more economical. BS Honey Bees have bought over 250 units and further exciting product development is in progress.
‘’We are delighted that we are doing our bit to protect and proliferate native bee species in the UK as their decline threatens UK food production in particular fruit which is very important to the local economy here in Gloucestershire as well as most of our natural flora and fauna’’
Columbus Managing Director – Robert Smith