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Oiled up and ready to go

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.

Melksham Beekeepers Association Long Hive

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.

nice hive, shame about the legs ;- )

Lovely hive, and excellent delivery team, very helpful. I am happy with the hive, just need to learn how to manage bees in it now.
Only snag - I asked Matt about the width of the splayed legs to be sure they would fit on a 600mm slab and was reassured the measurement to the outside edge of the legs is 600mm. When it arrived it didn't fit on the slabs, as the outside edge measurement is 645mm. More groundwork required ;- )

Buzz work wear soft hide leather cloves

Really pleaded with these that I received as part of my hive bundle, they fit really well and are super comfortable

Couldn’t be happier

Genuinely thrilled with this purchase. I have spent almost two years looking at beehives before embarking on beekeeping. For me this long hive is visually stunning but importantly for a beginner it doesn’t feel overly complicated. The hive is superb quality and the support from both Matt with my many questions prior to ordering and then Dean on delivery was great, genuinely helpful, lovely people and as many others have said, I am sure I will be back in for another hive in the not to distant future. Thank you hydehives.

Great Hives, Great service, Great brothers.

This is true family success for Matt & Dean, and it is extremely satisfying to purchase from a small business who not only keep bees, believe in their own products, and as a result supply high quality hives.
They are happy to answer any questions, and a visit to Hyde Hives is rewarded with enthusiasm and pride for the products they manufacture.
Highly recommended and I feel sure I will be back for another hive in the not too distant future.

Excellent Bee Hive

From my 1st initial contact asking many questions nothing was to much trouble and Matt explained and answered all my question, upon collecting my Hive Dean gave me a tour of the facilities from a pile of logs to the end product which I must say is absolutely 1st class quality. Highly recommended Hyde Hives, I purchased the National Long Hive can't wait to get the Bees moved into there 5 star home.

Amazing workmanship and an amazing Hive, very helpful team

Ordered a long hive after some time of debating moving away from vertical hives. I managed to order the wrong hive and the team from Hyde Hives were really helpful and corrected my mistake after getting in contact withe me.
The delivered Hive is a not just a beehive but has the look of a central feature in the garden from now on.
Amazing craftsmanship.
Thanks Matt and Dean for all your help.

Short Hive

Hive arrived on a wet Sunday! Heavy piece of timber and solidly made. Now comes with entrance at either end. Really pleased with it.

Beautiful Layens hive!

A beautiful piece of craftsmanship 😃 I'm v pleased with quality of the carpentry and also the design with apex roof, divider board and neat firm hive stand. Great service from Matt and Dean in the buying process and on delivery 😃 thanks so much!

Smoker

Really pleased with my new smoker that was received as part of my bundled up deal

Can’t wait to get my bees and use all of my new equipment

Ben northlodgecottagegarden

I’m very pleased with it -thank you very much

Natural beekeeping

Thought I would give this hive ago after reading 'beekeeping with a smile' by Dr Leo Sharashkin. I absolutely love it and more importantly so do the bees.

Barn Owl Box

Having seen the wonderful long hives Hyde Hives make I jokingly asked if they could make me an owl box. The rest is history. The box is a work of art and I was truly surprised that it wasn’t more expensive. It’s beautifully made in cedar that will weather over the years to a stunning silver. It’s been put up in a Larch to replace a home made box that was falling apart. The night it was up an owl was in it. I’m crossing my fingers that the pair will breed there again. Great stuff. Thank you Matt.

Hyde Hives

I’ve now purchased 4 long hives from Hyde Hives...2 long doubles and 2 short single hives. Extremely high quality, fantastic selected materials used & a very friendly/professional and helpful service. You would struggle to find anything similar to these hives. A****. Very impressive!!

Beautiful

I recieved my Short Hive in the Autumn and was delighted with it. Excellent quality and craftsmanship, a really beautiful hive. Professional, friendly communication. I can't wait to move my bees into it in the spring!

New Beehive

Lovely new beehive, well made and just what I wanted

Fantastic beehive

I love my new beehive, i went for the smaller version to fit in my tiny garden

Great purchase

Excellent service and the hive is top quality

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5 Frame Flat-Pack-Nuc (National)
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Very good product, with open

Very good product, with open mesh floor, entrance disc, feeder crown board and roof/eke. All fitted well and solidly with no nails.

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5 Frame Flat-Pack-Nuc (National)
B.P.
Flat pack nuc

Great product did find it easy to put together once I had a play. Only square if you have all the bits the right way around

Amazing service, really helpful and

Amazing service, really helpful and answered all my questions. Hive is beautiful and can't wait for my bees to have it as their new home.

Amazing product and service - thank you!

Had a brilliant purchasing experience from Hyde Hives - their long hives are amazing and the bees love them! Customer service was second to none and Matt and Dean do a brilliant job - thank you!

Fantastic long hive

I am so pleased with the long hive. It looks great and the workmanship is superb. It will make life so much easier for me. I think this is the way to.go and have already decided to gradually change my other hives over. I have added a handle on the side to lift the roof so that I'm not putting pressure on the edge of the roof all the time. Thank you Dean and Matt from Hyde Hives.

new des res

For me with a bad back it’s ideal, just the right height. The bees seem to love it, the colony is thriving, and with it being so versatile I can add or take out frames as needed.