Based on 53 reviews
Quality workmanship

Beautifully made, excellent quality materials, wonderful design.....and the cedar smelled so nice I wanted to keep it in the house!

Excellent quality & design

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!

Long hive looks lovely and well made. We don’t have our bees 🐝 yet, they should be coming soon. We are waiting for the rest of the order from the shop which is coming in the post.. we are still setting up but very pleased with the hive so far

Hyde hives long hive

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.

Great quality hive

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

Long Hive

Absolutely delighted with our new long hive ,was really pleased with quick delivery
We'll be ordering another one soon


Very pleased with the good quality workmanship and looking forward to using it in the spring.
A bonus would be to have an option to use either end entry or front entry as a choice so you could block either off as preferred depending on how you wanted to position hive in a garden ie direction of flight paths for the bees!
We might then by another one!!
Many thanks.

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!


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.

Outdoor Barn Owl Box
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!!


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