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.
Purchased a new long hive for MBKA club training apiary. Delivered by Dean in the back of his van. The quality is excellent. It has now been treated and located on site ready to receive two new colonies.
Really pleaded with these that I received as part of my hive bundle, they fit really well and are super comfortable
I'm a relative novice having just embarked on my 2nd year. I was lucky enough to have ordered during one of Hyde's deals so got a long hive for less than £400. Make no mistake, this is a high quality produce that is hard to fault - two first quality hives for that kind of money is great value and delivered in person too, there was a little wait but only a few weeks (they're not Amazon and this is a quality product worth waiting for). Can't recommend these guys enough - the other reviews are equally glowing which is no surprise to me. I'll be back for sure - thanks Matt and Dean, you're two of the good guys.