About us

“Great hives, great service, great brothers.” – Simon Freebairn, one of our many happy customers

Welcome to Hyde Hives, where two brothers from Cambridgeshire share a love for beekeeping and hive-making. We are Dean and Matt Shepherd, and our passion for bees and carpentry led us to create the perfect beehive.

Dean, a master carpenter and hobbyist beekeeper, faced the common struggles of beekeeping such as poor quality materials, heavy lifting, and lack of educational resources. So, he combined his expertise in carpentry and beekeeping to craft a single unit beehive that is easy to use and accessible to everyone.

Our hives are designed to resemble the natural nesting sites of honeybees, creating a balanced environment that allows them to thrive. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to experience the joy of beekeeping, regardless of physical challenges.

As the business side of Hyde Hives, I’m Matt, the youngest of the Shepherd brothers. I’m always available to answer any questions and guide you through our range of hives. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced beekeeper, we're here to support your beekeeping journey.

Visit our workshop, give us a call, or drop us a message on Facebook to find out more about our easy-to-use beehives and how they can help you enjoy a stress-free beekeeping experience.