Everything we do we do for the love of bees!
we bet you do too – it’s probably why you’re on our site today. Through our hives, we aim to give bees the best possible living environment, while helping you to get the most out of your beekeeping experience.
We only use cedar grown in the UK
Delivered to us direct from managed forests only 50 miles away in the Cotswolds. We purchase a single delivery of 26 tonnes each year, that is then milled, seasoned at our workshop and turned beehives for a genuine low carbon footprint - something that is important to us.
A Long hive walkthrough reviewWatch
In this video Lawrence takes good look at one of our 14x12 cedar lang hives
How to install your first colonyWatch
In this video Lawencre shows us how easy it is to install your first colony.
Your first inspectionWatch
Here is again this time explaining what to do on your first inspection
How to harvest your honey in a long hive
Absolutely amazing hive. Amazing quality and with great workmanship. Would definitely buy another!!@
Well made and very strong and safe looks great did my diet shows with it this week and every one loved it
Good quality and good value
As soon as it arrived I new I'd made the right decision to purchase from Dean and Matt at Hyde Hives. The quality and attention to detail is amazing as was the delivery service from their workshop to my apiary so all in all it was a great purchase. Two of my hives have now been installed without a hitch as I followed the videos on the web site made by Laurence Edwards of Black Mountain Honey-No Nonsense Beekeeping who did a series on the Hyde Long-hive. So if your like me and have back problems and find hefting your national hives difficult I'd recommend these hives and I'm just in the process of purchasing my second to move another two of my National hives into long hives. Thanks for everything guys it's been a pleasure... Regards Wendy Perkins
Wonderful service great attention to details I needed to make my beekeeping easier for me. Delivery was smooth and direct to my garden bee enclosure. I’ve added handles so I can hold on and hooks inside to hang my hive tool so I don’t have to bend. Thank you to the team a great job
I am delighted with my new Layens Hive from Hyde Hives. A beautiful looking and sturdy hive which will compliment my Long Hive superbly. The build is excellent, I have no doubt it will give me many many years of great service.
I’m unsure to run it as one or two hives at the moment I’ll see how the new colony takes to it and how they progress. The bees certainly have 5 star accommodation with this hive.
Thanks again Matt & Dean for a lovely bit of kit.
The hive looks amazing, I’ve had lots of comments from passers by about how good it looks. I’m looking forward to installing a colony and working with it at waist height, no leaning over! The gas struts on the roof do a great job.
Bought a cedar long hive as a present for my wife, who had spent 2021 tending to friend's bees and decided she'd like some of her own. I spoke to Dean many times before purchasing, and not once was I met with anything but unbridled enthusiasm and sound advice. Arrival day came, and even that surpassed my already high expectations...the hive is a thing of beauty, and we are now setting about preparations for its new inhabitants...I just hope they appreciate Dean and Matt's efforts to provide them with top class accommodation... I cannot recommend them highly enough...
Really impressed with the design and build quality - stout timber, close-fitting joints, should last for decades. Satisfying to see the whole operation is run sustainably on site from raw logs to finished product. The guys were most helpful loading this very substantial item onto my pickup. Thanks to all.
Excellent service from start to finish. The hive is beautifully made and unique.
Delivery was fast and communication was excellent.
A personal service, informative and helpful throughout.
20 deep frames (no wax) ready for a new swarm. Sturdy stand . Perfect hive for a more hands off approach to beekeeping or just for something a little different.
I would highly recommend Hyde Hives.
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😱
Arrived earlier than expected in perfect condition. As I oiled the hive the aroma of cut cedar was so comforting, a beautiful piece of craftsmanship & I can't wait for the spring and to house the first of my colonies. An new adventure in my beekeeping journey. Exciting times ahead.
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.
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.