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Hyde Hives

Short Hive

Regular price £430.00 GBP
Regular price Sale price £430.00 GBP
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Our Short Hive is for a single colony with a single entrance. The hive is made up of 20 frames.

Our hives are made in a few different frame sizes, the most popular in the UK is the BS National (British Standard)


  • The hive is fully assembled
  • 2 x Clear crown boards
  • Varroa mesh floor
  • Entrance reducer

Key features:

Gas struts to keep the roof open


Clear crown boards for easy inspection


width x 600mm

length x 1200mm

height x 1000mm

the height can be made altered to suit your needs


Please note: 

The frames are not included but can be purchased from our store


Main body - English Cedar

Roof - Phenolic resin ply

Stand - English Cedar


(approx) 800mm x 400mm

480mm deep

20 Frames in total

Care information

Use clear Danish oil once every year or two

Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
A Thing of Beauty

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.

Jerry Stewart
Happy Customer

Impressed with the design and workmanship of the short hive. A few small shakes and chips on two of the legs, which I easily sorted and would have appreciated on ordering a ‘heads up’ that I needed to ask for my pine hive to be oiled before delivery. But these small points apart I’m very pleased with the hiveand friendly service.

rupert willday
My favorite new hive!

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!

Carolyn Andrews
So well built

Excellent product.
Very well made
Smells of newly cut wood
Sure Bees will be happy when they move in.
Thank you Guys

Fiona Pedlar
Great quality hive

I'm really impressed with this hive, It's a lovely design and beautifully made with quality materials.