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The Honey Stove - Stainless Steel
The Honey Stove - Stainless SteelThe Honey Stove - Stainless SteelThe 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 (not included) 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 (80 Reviews):  
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Brilliant backpacking stove
Thursday, 1 April 2021  | 

Nice stove, had the first burn in the garden due to lock down but looking forward to taking it out. Brilliant sales service and fast delivery- the hand written note with it adds a personal touch in this age of computers

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Honey stove
Wednesday, 24 March 2021  | 

Iím really pleased with this stove, itís pretty much perfect in size, and versatility, packs down small in a nice pouch. Beautifully made here in the UK,

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Amazing product great value
Monday, 8 March 2021  | 

Brilliant product good value for money

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Best stove.....ever
Friday, 5 March 2021  | 

This stove is superb, I have the stainless steel and itís crazy lightweight. The effectiveness of the burn is really good only took about 5 mins to boil 500ml. Takes a little getting used to at first to put together but once you find your way it gets easier.

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Quick easy and light
Saturday, 6 February 2021  | 

This little stove is strong enough to last for years. The light weight design is easy to put together and can be configured for any situation. I like how it reflects the heat for cooking and my fuel is readily available twigs. So far it tucks into all of my packs. Great stove, thank you.

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Honey stove
Thursday, 4 February 2021  | 

Excellent bit of kit. solid made. a bit fiddly putting it together once assembled its solid .

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Something new
Wednesday, 13 January 2021  | 

What a fantastic bit of kit. Why I havenít brought one sooner I donít know. Recommend by, Simon a bloke in the woods.

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Great service
Thursday, 17 December 2020  | 

I have yet to try out my recent purchases, however, the service recieved will definitely ensure I will be returning in the future. Will most certainly recommend.

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Honey Stove
Tuesday, 8 December 2020  | 

I am impressed. Not just with the Honey Stove, which has immediately become my go-to stove, but with the outstanding customer service and rapid delivery too. The stove itself is a great design (it only takes a couple of attempts to learn to assemble it quickly) and is very well made. The modular design to incorporate the hive kit and the smaller stick stove is a little bit of genius, and the light weight is a big bonus too.
Delivery was next-day and on opening the parcel i found a brief hand-written note from Rose, which was a lovely touch!
I found you guys via a review from Simon A Bloke In The Woods on one of his videos...and I will do my bit for a wonderful small British business by giving you a shout on my own modest Instagram platform. Keep up the great work!

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Awesome stove, awesome service
Saturday, 28 November 2020  | 

Absolutely awesome little stove. Very easy to put together, packs away small and light. Very good quality stainless and the little storage bag is perfect too. The hand-written thank you note was a lovely touch. Thanks to all at BPL for the amazing service.

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