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The Honey Stove - Stainless Steel
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Product Code:  RD103

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 travellers 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 Cooking


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 (70 Reviews):  
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Quest solved
Thursday, 30 July 2020  | 

I've been looking for a multi fuel stove for a while. This stove should fit the bill perfectly. Trangia for a quick cook or simmer and the wood for grilling the catch of the day. A pleasure doing business with a company from across the pond!

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Consider this in front of petrol/gasburner
Wednesday, 1 July 2020  | 

Will last for how long I don't know, probably forever. Very useful, lightweight and takes no space for whatever trip you're on. Add the hive expansion kit for more heat and cookingsurface

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Good thing
Monday, 11 May 2020  | 

I haven't had the opportunity to burn wood in my Honey stove yet, have hadit for only a year and last summer it was really too dry here to try even that. Very good with the Trangia burner though, but for one thing : in really hard winds it doesn't protect the burner quite enough. I saw the comment about fitting in the door when one has assembled the 5 other panels. Well, just start at the back with the first panel oriented in such a way that the door drops in from above...

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0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Fantastic little stove
Wednesday, 18 March 2020  | 

Picked this up with a Trangia burner to have a little stove system in my bag that’s versatile for any kind of overnighted. Absolutely brilliant design - simple to construct, great integration of the burner if you need it, effective and efficient with wood as your fuel. Boiled up a pot of water in no time, which is all I need. Spot on.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Well designed piece of kit.
Thursday, 20 February 2020  | 

Had a play with my new honey stove, well you have to don’t you!
Only thing that stood out is that in both the description and the video it is mentioned that the various pieces are a tight fit at first. Mine are all distinctly loose, although it doesn’t affect the stoves performance at all it is fun trying to hold five sides together whilst fitting the door, lol!

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Honey Stove S/Steel version
Thursday, 11 July 2019  | 

Fantastic product, small, light and is going to provide many years of enjoyment. Also would like to say the service from Back Packing light is superb. It came with a lovely handwritten note to accompany the product, excellent communication and arrived next day..Now that's Customer Service!!. Thank you

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Honey stove
Monday, 2 April 2018  | 

2 handfulls of twigs to make a brew best invention ever i love it ingenious design british great piece of kit for any outdoorsman love it well done who invented it 5 stars

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14 of 19 people found this review helpful.


Bob designed it a good few years back and we are proud to say it is laser cut just down the road in Tewkesbury. Glad you are enjoying it!

Honey stove
Monday, 5 March 2018  | 

Not used in the field yet but have built and dismantled a few times. It goes together easily and packs down to nothing. Looking forward to using it properly.

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5 of 9 people found this review helpful.

Clever and Practical
Thursday, 26 October 2017  | 

Works well with my Trangia burner and provides a stable and versatile cooking space. Slightly fiddly to put together, but it's getting easier - and I like the fact you can choose to build the tiny pocket stove if you only want a quick brew. Takes up no space in my pack too!

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16 of 31 people found this review helpful.

Honey stove
Tuesday, 18 July 2017  | 

Awesome product and a great price skittles tasted great putting it together,
easy and very quick service and delivered next day as promised

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17 of 36 people found this review helpful.

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