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Why a Synthetic Beehive?

Posted by Oliver Smith on

Polypropylene is the perfect material that meets our standards for top quality.

Polypropylene has been in existence for many years. As a beekeeping tool in Europe it has a service history of 30 years. It is chemically inert, will not corrode and is not affected by high or low pH or seaside (saltwater ) environments. Polypropylene‘s physical and chemical properties have been extensively documented and will last for a period in excess of 25 years.

  • Very durable with high impact resistance.
  • Highly resistant to acids and alkaline.
  • Non absorbent (hydrophobic) to vapour and water.
  • Zero maintenance: No paint, nails, glue or any kind of repairs ever needed.
  • No invasive pests can live or hide on the surface of Polypropylene.
  • Any parts in contact with disease can be washed thoroughly with a Hot Water Blaster and sterilised with a Sodium Hypochlorite solution.
  • Excellent thermal insulating characteristics.
  • Documented durability for two decades in all weather extremes.
  • Highly resistant to fungus/mildew.
  • Food safe.
  • Superior overwintering properties.

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