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.
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.
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