Looks amazing and well built. Bees installed yesterday, can’t wait to see how they settle in!
Loving the clear pvc top boards and way less lifting! Inspections are so much less intrusive. This is my first but I am sure not my last!
Absolutely fantastic customer service and top quality product! Will definitely be buying more and will be our go-to supplier for the future! Highly recommended! We love our top bar hive, thank you so much ☺️
Top quality hive. Excellent workmanship and friendly service. Will definitely be getting another.
Absolutely beautiful A1
Extremely well made, liked the closable air vents in bottom, cant wait to get a swarm or two in it.
Dean delivered my Layens hive a couple of weeks ago and I was lucky enough to receive a swarm soon after. The Layens hive is beautifully made: strong, robust, easy to manage. Lifting the roof is a delight. I’ve decided to adopt what some call a more natural approach to beekeeping as practised by Leo Sharaskin, Phil Chandler and Gene Rene (all of whom have produced excellent YouTube videos). This Layens hive will hopefully help my bees flourish and over-winter well. It is a thing of beauty...
Beautifully made, excellent quality materials, wonderful design.....and the cedar smelled so nice I wanted to keep it in the house!
I put a 5 frame nuc into this hive the day after receiving it. They have now expanded to 10 frames in 2 weeks of cold weather (although I have fed them with fondant) - so I guess they are happy. I look forward to seeing how productive they become over the season. I love the way that I can examine brood and honey frames without disturbing the colony - and without lifting boxes on and off!
What can I say, the workmanship on the hive was absolutely first class with attention to detail fantastic.
Looking forward to adding bees.
Going to start off with 2 frame splits, just fantastic that the follower board can be moved to accommodate small initial split and moved across gradually as the colony expands.
Thanks Dean and Matt very pleased with purchase. Will be back for more and also the observation hive when you start them again.
Couldn't be happier with the long hive. It looks absolutely fantastic and the quality is superb. It is clear that everything has been thought out from the design to the ease for the beekeeper. The quality of materials and the craftsmanship is second to none, it is clear that time and effort has been put into these. Will be ordering again once we have space for a bigger apiary!
I'm really impressed with this hive, It's a lovely design and beautifully made with quality materials.
Absolutely delighted with our new long hive ,was really pleased with quick delivery
We'll be ordering another one soon
Very pleased with the good quality workmanship and looking forward to using it in the spring.
A bonus would be to have an option to use either end entry or front entry as a choice so you could block either off as preferred depending on how you wanted to position hive in a garden ie direction of flight paths for the bees!
We might then by another one!!
If only all companies could be this on the ball. Personal and personable service, great product, efficient delivery and a beautifully designed and expertly made product (made from mostly sustainable materials) the dream product and company.
I’m glad I had the option of the oiled service as since I received the hive it has rained consistently! No place to store and no place to do myself. As with the hive, a great job.