The hive is a work of art. It is beautifully made and immaculate. Everything fits together perfectly and I can't wait to use it next season. Great customer service and delivery in just a few days. Thank you guys.
I first saw this at the National Honey Show 2021 and was immediately impressed by the quality and the potential ease to manage two hives in one. Presently having 6-8 National hives with a brood and half (and 14x12) and then two superstores there is a lot of back breaking work. This must be the way ahead! Presently still in my garage awaiting the 2022 season. Dean and Matt have both been very helpful throughout the whole process from the Honey show through to delivery. It is a beautiful thing and will be reluctant to put it outside😂
Now, what to do with those Nationals😱
This looks great!
For four sparra families to live in!
Very reasonable and beautifully made.
Has to be robust!
Cant wait to get it up on the wall.
I absolutely love my 40 frame Hyde long hive. The quality is outstanding and you can tell it's a Beekeeper making these because there is nothing I can think of that I'd change or improve on. So well built, I honestly don't know how they do it for the price. The moment I watched the Black Mountain Honey review on YouTube I knew I was going to get one. Cheers Matt and Dean, it was a pleasure to deal with you.
The hive is beautifully made and finished.
I was thinking of giving up beekeeping because of my disability but not now.
This hive is a game changer in many ways. Being able to check on the the bees takes seconds.
No more heavy lifting.
A pleasing well made product
So pleased with my short hive. As a new beekeeper, I didn’t realise this would be seen as a controversial choice by purists, but I absolutely love it. It’s a great design, solid and really well made. Collected it from site and Dean was mine of useful information.
We recently purchased an observation National hive from Hyde Hives. This is an amazing product and with great craftsmanship. The wooden hive was so well make. Every detail carefully considered. The latches secure everything down really tightly and there’s way for the need to escape. This is a big hit at all honey shows abs school visits where both kids and adult simply crowd around to get a good look. We highly recommend this product.
They are fantastically built and made to last with a lot of thought put into the workmanship. It's stylish and sturdy with legs at a solid angle giving it a low centre of gravity. It's heavy so it is unlikely to be blown over in the wind. Having clear crown boards is not only stylish, it's also great for a quick inspection with disturbing the bees. It means that you can lift the roof in winter and check to see if any feed needs topping up without chilling the bees. Having gas struts keeps the roof open and not risk having it fall down on you. The customer service was excellent.
The attention for detail to suit a UK bee keeper are just right. I saw this style of hive in Spain 3yrs ago and have wanted to try it since. Thanks Hyde hives team.
Absolutely stunning hive. We purchased the long hive, so large enough for two colonies, one each end. The hives are made using locally sourced cedar wood which is milled on site, and lovingly built by hand; sustainability at its core. We have oak landing boards, and gas struts that make opening the roof a cinch even for the kids. The quality of the build is outstanding, I have to say I feel these long hives are worth £900+, considerably more than they are currently retailing for! Especially if you compare them to the cost of other hives. Absolutely beautifully made. Delivered by the team to your door as well. You couldn't ask for more. We have been on holiday so only adding our first colony in a couple of days' time, but can't wait to experience horizontal hive beekeeping for the first time. Massive thanks to Matt & his team for a first class experience, not something anyone should take for granted these days.
Arrived last weekend and cannot wait to transfer my bees… so beautifully made and just makes sense - perfect. Great, expert customer service so far too - thank you!
The Layens that Hyde Hives made is better than i expected. The build quality is excellent and delivery was on time and the communication with the company was brilliant. They where very helpfull and very curtieus. and great for the environment as they plant a tree for every hive that has been made . This the first time i will use a Layens and looking forward probably next season .I will hopefully purchase another hive next year . 5 star rating Thanks.
We are very pleased with our long hive. It is a beautiful piece of equipment that looks highly practical. We don’t have bees in it as yet (I hope soon), but it is still good to show new beekeepers alternative ways to keep bees. One of our association members thought he’d have to stop beekeeping due to arthritis of the elbows, but has decided to switch to a long hive instead.
The Layens hive arrived quicker than expected, great service and delivery and is very well constructed. I have managed to treat it with Danish oil (between downpours of rain) and now am looking forward to finding it some new residents. Thank you Matt, Dean and delivery driver.