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The Honey Stove - Stainless Steel

Our Price:  £38.99(Inc. 20% VAT)Earn 38 Loyalty Points

Product Code:  RD103


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The Hive (Expansion Kit) Stainless SteelThe Hive (Expansion Kit) Stainless Steel

Since the launch in 2008, The Honey Stove has grown in popularity in all areas of the outdoor community.

Users have enthused over the flexibility and practically of the 100% British design and manufacture, sharing the news of the discovery with other outdoor enthusiasts.

Hikers, backpackers, bushcrafters, kayakers, cyclists, riders and travelers around the globe have enjoyed the simplicity of the design, combined with the reliable functionality, which results in cooking over a stove which is virtually carbon neutral.

There’s no escaping the fact. This style of cooking will transport you back to a simpler time, and increase yours pleasures when living outdoors.

Time to appreciate your surroundings and your companions more. Time which is never wasted.

I wanted to design a stove which would be unique. No moving parts, just a simple solid reliable construction, which when linked together would provide maximum strength either in the square or hexagonal configuration.

A true multi fuel stove which cooks efficiently with virtually any size or shape of cook pot, used by the independent traveler around the world.

One which will burn organic matter, esbit/hexamine tablets, night light candles, ANY make of meths (denatured alcohol) stove, Greenheat Fuel Cells and even the standard Trangia gas burner, or other similar variations.

Flexibility is the key to the design concept. Your cooking vessel can be placed on top, or if less than 12cm diameter, inside the rim of the stove.

For example, by placing a simple heat source in the base of the Hexagonal setting, the Stainless Steel will reflect heat inwards and act as a reliable windshield.

By simply sliding two 3mm pegs through the horizontal holes in the mid points, your pot (less than 12cm dia) will be lowered and supported inside the perimeter walls, and therefore trap more of the generated heat, reducing the time taken to boil.

Your Honey Stove package consists of 5 x side panels, a fire door, a base plate, a Trangia Burner support, a small square plate and a top mesh grill. The base plate is interchangeable in any of the five different side slots.

There are no hard and fast rules, as to which slot you use, or which way is up!  It is entirely up to you and your needs at that particular cooking moment!

Please note: You do NOT need to use ALL of the parts, ALL of the time!

Please note: It is designed to be a tight fit the first few times you assemble the stove. This will quickly become easier with use.

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Honey Stove Reviews

Andy Howell reviews the Honey Stove Ti

Assembling the square configuration

This is the most compact stove setting, and it may be all a ‘lightweight’ backpacker, cyclist, bushcrafter or kayaker will ever need.

Option 1: Take a side panel with the prongs facing upwards, and slide down on each side two further panels. If you are burning organic matter, place the square plate in either of the two lowest slots, then slide the door on ‘upwards’. This will allow you slide fuel in through the door slot.

Option 2: If you are using a coke can stove, esbit/hexamine tablet or Greenheat place the square plate in the mid slot and then slide on the door. This allows easy lighting of the tablets and better air flow.

Option 3: However you may wish to make the fire completely enclosed. Therefore instead of sliding on the door, use another side panel. This will enclose the fire completely.

Option 4: You may also prefer to use the standard Trangia Burner. The slots in the side panels are designed to hold the rim of the burner securely.

Therefore, slot the rim into the mid slot of the three panels and then slide the door into place.
This slot provides the optimum burner to pot height, to achieve maximum heat performance.

NB: You are also still able to access the simmering ring through the door.

Assembling the hexagonal configuration

To burn organic matter/charcoal BBQ briquettes

Option 1: Take a side panel and hold it with the prongs facing downwards. Slide on two other side panels either side and place the base plate in either of the bottom two slots (air flow).

Make sure the rear of the base plate sits in the central panel slot.

Slide on a fourth and fifth panel on alternate sides, and then while holding those two panels between your thumb and forefinger, ease the fire door into place.

NB: As the metal is freshly laser cut, this will be a tight fit initially, so may require positive, but not excessive force. This will quickly become easier.

For pots smaller than 12cm, slide two 3mm pegs through the slots at a height of your choice.

Or cook directly on the grill placed on top of the final assembly.

To burn esbit/hexamine tablet

Option 2: Assemble as above, but raise the base plate to the second slot.

For pots smaller than 12cm, slide in two 3mm pegs through the slots at a height of your choice to make the most of the heat generated. Or cook directly on the grill placed on top of the final assembly.

To use a Trangia Burner

Option 3: Assemble as above with the base plate in either of the two lowest slots. Prior to fitting the door, slide in the Trangia plate into two opposing mid slots. Then ease the fire door into place.

If your pot is greater then 12cm, place it on top of the stove.

If your pot is less than 12cm slide in two 3mm pegs through two upper holes as support. Or use the grill on top of the assembly as support.

However, for maximum wind protection, you have the option to assemble the stove with the Trangia plate lower down, and therefore the base of the pot is enclosed within the perimeter of the stove for maximum wind protection.
To use Trangia Gas or other Trangia Fitting Multifuel Convertor

Option 4: Assemble as above but start with the prongs facing upwards on the first panel, so the door fits on last with the wider section at the top of the stove. This allows the fuel line to exit the unit without obstruction.
Which wood to burn? They use this old woodman's poem ….

Logs to burn! Logs to burn!
Logs to save the coal a turn!
Here's a word to make you wise
When you hear the woodman's cries.

Beechwood fire burn bright and clear;
Hornbeam blazes too,
If logs are kept a year
And seasoned through and through.

Oak logs will warm you well
If they're old and dry,
Larch logs of pinewood smell
But the sparks will fly.

Pine is good and so is yew
For warmth through winter days
But poplar and willow, too
Take long to dry and blaze.

Birch logs will burn too fast,
Alder scarce at all.
Chestnut logs are good to last
If cut in the fall.

Holly logs will burn like wax,
You should burn them green,
Elm logs like smoldering flax,
No flame is seen.

Pear logs and apple logs,
They will scent your room.
Cherry logs across the dogs
Smell like flowers in bloom.

But ash logs, all smooth and grey,
Burn them green or old,
Buy up all that come your way,
They're worth their weight in gold.

Hard woods for roasting
Apple, Ash, Beech, Birch, Sweet Chestnut, Hazel, Holly, Hornbeam, Larch, Oak and Willow.

Soft woods for boiling
Alder, Aspen, cedar, Hawthorn, Horse chestnut, Lime, Pine, Poplar, Spruce, Sycamore.


  • Weights
  • Sides 5 x 42g
  • Door 25g
  • Base 57g
  • Square Plate 20g
  • Trangia Plate 16g
  • Top Grill 34g
  • Total 362g
  • Measurements
  • Grill Size: 153mm / 6 inches square
  • Side Panel Height: 12.3cm
  • Side Panel Width: 7cm
  • Max Pot Dia to sit 'inside' the rim of stove: 12cm
  • Min Pot Dia to sit 'on top' of rim of stove: 13cm
  • Weight capacity of stove: Tested to 10kg (no sign of deforming)

To expand the unit in size for group or more social use please see our Hive expansion kits.

Average Rating (37 Reviews):  
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Honey stove
Monday, 14 April 2014  | 

Thanks very much backpackinglight team..!!! Great service - I ordered the stove on a Sunday evening and It was delivered on the Tuesday, oh and thanks for the sweeties and the phone call to check on the delivery status! The following weekend I tested it out and I must say its a fantastic bit of kit for what I need. It was burning all night lots of brews and food and before I new it I ran out of water, but I still kept stoking it up! It didn't use much wood which is good so its efficient, I did take a small bag of wood shavings and dry kindling to get it started and to keep it going if the wood available is damp. I can see me getting a lot of use out of this well designed little stove over the summer. Thanks again an easy 5 out of 5 stars!

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Honey honey sweet honey
Monday, 14 April 2014  | 

This is an excellent bit of kit very light I bought this because it was the best value as you get the most versatility from it with the 4 sides or 6 they used to make theses thicker I think I would prefer it to be as I always feel like I am going to bend them hopefully it will stand the test of time and serve me well for years to come

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great little stove
Monday, 14 April 2014  | 

Very versatile little stove. Packs in a tiny space and fits together quickly. Great product.

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Honey Stove
Monday, 31 March 2014  | 

I am using the stove with a Trangia burner and am highly delighted with the performance and versatility. The Honey stove lives up to all I have read about it.

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Wednesday, 26 March 2014  | 

Before I mention the stove I would just like to thank backpackinglight for the amazing customer service, nice sweets.
now the stove - extremely light and very compact when not in use, whilst in use it's so versatile as you can use it effectively in both sizes and can burn just about anything in it."buy one"

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Incredibly satisfied
Wednesday, 26 February 2014  | 

After having my honey stove, with hive expansion for a few months now, I can actually review it. This stove works great. Sets up quick, once you get it broke in, and blazes nice and hot. Used with bio mass, or a alcohol stove, it couldn't be simpler. I own 5 other backpacking stoves, and their all retired now. The honey stoves size and practicality are a huge win.

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Cheap at twice the price.
Tuesday, 11 February 2014  | 

After considering both the Firebox and Bushbox I chose the British Honey Stove. A little finicky at first till you get the hang of it but a couple of minutes messing and I can put it together like a pro. Works perfectly, cooks like a dream, and packs away to nothing. Very, very happy with it. Five stars and deservedly so. I will be purchasing the Hive extension when funds allow.

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Solo Supa Stove.........
Tuesday, 14 January 2014  | 

I spent hrs and hrs researching buying a wood burning stove, i wanted a stove which burns, hexi tablets, trangia meths, and wood. I researched the buchbox stove, Edc box, Caldera 3, Foldong Firebox, Emberlit, Vargo hexagon stove, and many others. I set my chose the Honey stove for a number of reasons: When packed it is incredibly slim and takes up no room in your rucksack, it is very light, what made me chose this stove is you don't have to use all the parts and can have an even more light weight construction. If you make the simple four sided stove you have a perfect solo weight cooking stove or if you like you can use all the sides to create the hexagonal shaped stove, creating a larger cooking area on top. I also chose to buy from this company as their site has fantastic reviews which gave me more buyer confidence. It is also a familly business which i think is putting a lot of love into the creation and thought of their products. I like this too, it inspires confidence. Last friday i went for a ten mile night march and used my Honey Stove for the first time. I have always loved my Trangia stove and used to use the whole Trangia cooking system, yet it is just too heavy to carry and takes up to much room in the Bergen, yet i still love the Trangia stove as a cooker. My Honey stove worked brilliantly with the Trangia stove in the middle and the kettle on top. What is so smart about it is there is brilliance in the simplicity of the Honey stove. It's a great windshield, it will burn Hexamine tablets, wood, leaves, allow for gas and Trangia. it's sturdy when assembled, and even allows for tent pegs to slide in at any level up and down the stove to sit pots/metal mugs on. I am putting very detailed, serious thought into creating my own ultra lightweight backpacking systems, and this stove is now at the top of my favourite list. The metal at the top might glow hot at the top, yet this is not something to worry about as the metal does not buckle, and will cool down very quickly after heat source being extinguished. I also bought from this company as i found their video reviews to be superb. Thorough is the word. I am super nerdy about researching equipment as i like to know i am buying the best kit i can get my hands on, after all i often have to haul loads on my back for 50 miles a day sometimes, and at the end of the day, the lighter the load the more at peace you will be with your self physically and mentally. The reviews are great, and the customer service this family business has supported me with is fantastic, they genuinely care about you the customer. Lastly i would just say, if you are wanting to have the ultimate load out gear for backpacking i would definitely consider the Honey Stove. It will serve you well.

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It's a good little burner
Tuesday, 7 January 2014  | 

I didn't like it at first - it sliced my hands to pieces! I didn't follow the instructions to file/sand before use It has grown on me though. It's very simple, you can fit quite a lot of fuel in it and it's sturdy. Easy to get a fire going in it.

I can't use it when it's cold because pushing the bits together is too tricky with gloves and cold hands but I leave it up outside and do little fires in it instead of the big ones in a fire pit I used to have so it's saving me wood and I'm sure it burns as hot.

Definitely recommend the stove little bit of patience while putting it together, probably more camping than backpacking like put it up for a week kind of thing. Once it's up its awesome. Very versatile also in that you can put the trangia or little alc burners in it.

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I'm not sure what issue you had have here Jim as there are very few burrs on the metal after laser cutting and the design has been updated to make it easier to assemble on colder weather. The very first model years ago was stiffer, but this model is .2mm thinner and slots together first time with ease.

Monday, 6 January 2014  | 

Well made easy to use and very quick postage

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