Win a Gardeners' Beehive

Win a Gardeners' Beehive

This competition runs from Friday, 15 December 2017 at 11:55 AM
to Friday, 26 January 2018 at 11:55 AM

Most beehives serve to produce honey commercially, but new hives are emerging that focus on providing a home for bee colonies, with honey simply a bonus.

The Gardeners' Beehive is one such system. The hive replicates a natural hollow, such as a tree stump, that wild honeybees can create a nest in. Start by placing the hive in an area that receives an hour or so of full sun in summer and full sun all the time in winter – under a deciduous tree is ideal. Then, wait for the bees to move in, in spring – this can be aided by baiting the hive. At the bottom of the hive is the all-important symbiotic mulch, which contains a mix of microorganisms that would be found in a natural tree hollow. If you're after honey, you can attach the optional honey boxes, where your bees will squirrel away extra honey away from the main reserves, which can be harvested without impacting the health of the colony.

While the purpose of the hive is to provide an artificial habitat for honeybees and isn't geared towards honey production, it's recommended that the winner receive appropriate training and join a local beekeeping association.

We have one prize available to win, comprising of a Gardeners' Beehive, including bee bio symbiotic mulch, swarm lure, roof and two honey boxes, worth £373.

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Prize details

  • We have one prize available to win, comprising of a complete Gardeners' Beehive, including bee bio symbiotic mulch, swarm lure, roof, two honey boxes and full instructions, worth 373, from Gardeners' Beehive
  • The closing date of the competition is 11:55 am, Thursday 25 January, 2018
  • The winner will be notified and prize sent out after this date

The closing date for this competition is 11:55 am, Thursday 25 January, 2018. Please note that this competition is open to UK residents only.

Please read our competition rules below before you enter.


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Terms & Conditions

Competition rules

1.       The promoter is Immediate Media Company London Limited, Vineyard House, 44 Brook Green, London, W6 7BT.

2.       The BBC Code of Conduct for competitions can be found at and all BBC magazines and their associated websites comply with the Code.

3.       The promotion is open to all residents of the UK, including the Channel Islands, aged 18 years or older, except the Promoter’s employees or contractors and anyone connected with the promotion or their direct family members.

4.       The closing date for entries is noon on the date stated above.

5.       Entries received after the closing date of the promotion will not be considered.

6.       Only electronic form entries used within the competition section will be accepted. This does not include emails.

7.       By entering the promotion, the participants agree:

o    to be bound by these terms and conditions; and

o    that their surname and county of residence may be released if they win a prize.

8.       Entrants must supply to Immediate Media Company Limited their full name, email address and daytime telephone number. The Promoter will use entrants’ personal details in accordance with the Immediate Privacy Policy

9.       Only one entry will be permitted per person, regardless of method of entry. Bulk entries made by third parties will not be permitted.

10.    The winning entrant(s) will be the first correct entry/entries drawn at random from all the correct entries after the closing date.

11.    The Promoter’s decision as to the winner is final and no correspondence relating to the promotion will be entered.

12.    The winner(s) will be notified within 28 days of the close of the promotion by email.

13.    If the winner is unable to be contacted within 60 days of the promotion’s closing date, the Promoter reserves the right to offer the prize to a runner up, or to re-offer the prize in any future promotion.

14.    There is no cash alternative and the prize will not be transferable.

15.    Prizes must be taken as stated and cannot be deferred.

16.    The Promoter reserves the right to substitute the prize with one of the same or greater value.

17.    The name and county of residence of the winner(s) will be available online on the closed competition page within two months of the closing date of the promotion.

18.    The Promoter reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions or to cancel, alter or amend the promotion at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, or if circumstances arise outside of its control.

19.    The Promoter does not accept any responsibility for lost, delayed or fraudulent entries.

20.    The Promoter excludes liability to the full extent permitted by law for any loss, damage or injury occurring to the participant arising from his or her entry into the promotion or occurring to the winner(s) arising from his or her acceptance of a prize.

21.    The promotion is subject to the laws of England.