for Hive in the
UK & Ireland
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: (N.B. if you do not see a map above, please click here for a text list)
How much does Hive cost? Prices vary slightly between shops (seldom by enough to make it worth shopping around) but as a guide, you can expect to pay around £20 for a Hive game, or up to 28 in Ireland.
I think I have seen Hive in a shop that is not on this list. Is that possible? In a few towns with more than one stockist, only the longest-established one will be shown. In such cases, the newer stockist in the town is usually excellent too; it is just that we know from long experience that the original shop stocks Hive all year round and that you will get exceptional service from them. Alternatively, the stockist may be very new and just about to be added to the list.
How do you determine the shops I see on the list when I click on the map? The shops shown are those within a circle centred on the point where you clicked. The circle starts off with a radius of 50 miles but if there are more than 12 shops in that circle (as there are for most of you), the circle is reduced in size to find only the nearest 12. For example, there is at least one point in London where there are 12 shops within 5 miles and hence all 12 shops will be highlighted in blue on the list. Conversely, in remote areas with very few stockists such as the Highlands & Islands, the circle will be increased in size until it contains at least three shops.
Why are there are no town/city names on the map? Just to keep the map uncluttered. It should be easy to find the main centres of population and hence orientate yourself just by noticing where the biggest clusters of dots are. In any case, with up to 12 shops being shown on the list, you do not need to click in exactly the right place. You can even adjust your selection and have a second try if necessary!
What should I do if the interactive map does not work for me, is really slow or returns strange results? Please let us know about it.
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