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Long Hive
Paul Gallimore (Hawthorn Honey)
Real Quality

I absolutely love my 40 frame Hyde long hive. The quality is outstanding and you can tell it's a Beekeeper making these because there is nothing I can think of that I'd change or improve on. So well built, I honestly don't know how they do it for the price. The moment I watched the Black Mountain Honey review on YouTube I knew I was going to get one. Cheers Matt and Dean, it was a pleasure to deal with you.

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Long Hive
Derek Beesley
Real quality, built to last..!

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.

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Layens Hive
NIGEL TRIGG
Layens Double Hive

Very pleased with the excellent workmanship and attention to detail. Also appreciated being able to discuss exactly what I wanted and receive first class advice.

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2022 Long Hive
Derek Beesley
Excellent quality, great price

I've looked at the 'long hive' for some time but the price was always a stumbling block. However come the end of season sale I took the plunge..!
It arrived, an impressive sight. The aroma of cedar as I oiled the hive was amazing. Its now ready for bees in the spring & I can't wait to use this hive & the different methods of hive management, I'm wishing away the autumn & winter months..!

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2022 Long Hive
Derek Beesley
Excellent quality, great price

I've looked at the 'long hive' for some time but the price was always a stumbling block. However come the end of season sale I took the plunge..!
It arrived, an impressive sight. The aroma of cedar as I oiled the hive was amazing. Its now ready for bees in the spring & I can't wait to use this hive & the different methods of hive management, I'm wishing away the autumn & winter months..!

Queen excluder

I only bought the queen excluders, great fit and will prevent queen from access to honey section.

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Long Hive
Keith Philliskirk
Good job

Received my long hive, already built up. It was very heavy. I had to strip it down to move it. I’ve treated the stand and made metal cups for the feet. Insulated the roof and cut panels for the crown boards. My bee’s have already been selected and repositioning to align with the long hive. I’m really pleased with my purchase. Good job lads 👍🏻

Love it

The bees just love this Apimix and with all the additives and nutrients, it's the perfect feed for those long winter months.

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Long Hive
Roger Brown
Roger Brown

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.

Well made product looking forward to using

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Thymovar
Mark Neill

Not used the treatment yet well packaged

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Long Hive
Mark Neill

Can’t wait to see the bees in the new hive in the spring great looking hive well made.
It was a pleasure dealing with Matt & Dean

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Long Hive
Kenty's Kicks
The Best Long Hive I'd say, buzzing.

After reading Keeping Bees with a smile I decided a long hive was for me. Only sticking point with colder climates the recommendation is to go deep Layens. Trouble then is extraction of honey. I plumped to call HydeHives and spoke with Dean who put my mind at ease with depth of hive. I've gone all DN4 brood frames which is a good compromise on Layens. The build quality of Hydehives is brilliant, top finish and love the see through crowns. Lovely to pop the lid with the gas struts to see what the gang are up too, totally game changing! The struts don't cushion the lid on closing so be careful letting go as it will go with a bang but helps greatly opening the lid and prevents the wind closing it. Pull out trays and mesh bottoms are great for integrated pest management.
The hive looks fabulous and so practical all round.
Only improvement I can think of is I've added rubber feet to the legs to keep frame off my slabs and I've added a clear stick on bath seal along the ridge. The 6l square English feeders fit unbelievably 👌
I've got my bee journey with HideHives on my YouTube channel Kenty's Kicks. Bees have been transferred and getting settled in for the winter to come, so time will tell. I've insulated inside the crown boards and do wonder if the hive thickness could be thicker or insulated. The recessed middle side sections are single wall (20mm I think) this section I may insulate and clad. May also insulate the lid but conscious hives need to breath also.
Like I say time will tell.
Very happy overall with my purchase and literally buzzing!

great product

love it, beautiful to look at and beautifully made. Fingers crosse there will be a Tawny owl out there who thinks so too!

A pleasing well made product

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Sparrow Terrace
Rod Robinson
Sparrow box terrace

Not erected yet but chuffed to bits with it .very well made . Not allowed up ladders so waiting for it to be put on wall

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Short Hive
Tracey
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.

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Observation Nuc
Andrew Shinnick
Observation Hive

We recently purchased an observation National hive from Hyde Hives. This is an amazing product and with great craftsmanship. The wooden hive was so well make. Every detail carefully considered. The latches secure everything down really tightly and there’s way for the need to escape. This is a big hit at all honey shows abs school visits where both kids and adult simply crowd around to get a good look. We highly recommend this product.

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Long Hive
Andy Platt
Top class Hive

Excellent craftsmanship made and finished to a very high standard

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Apipasta Fondant with added vitamins
Gavin Clarke
Beelicious

Fast turnaround from order to delivery. The bees love it.

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Long Hive
Timothy Sherlock
Solid Long Hive

They are fantastically built and made to last with a lot of thought put into the workmanship. It's stylish and sturdy with legs at a solid angle giving it a low centre of gravity. It's heavy so it is unlikely to be blown over in the wind. Having clear crown boards is not only stylish, it's also great for a quick inspection with disturbing the bees. It means that you can lift the roof in winter and check to see if any feed needs topping up without chilling the bees. Having gas struts keeps the roof open and not risk having it fall down on you. The customer service was excellent.

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Layens Hive
Lynda W.
The way forward

A beautifully crafted hive ready for some very lucky spring bees, obviously made by people who know and respect bees and how they like to live. The hive looks stylish and sturdy, delivered and sited efficiently and courteously. Perfect customer service, thank you Hyde hives

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Layens Hive
Christopher Wilson
Exceptional craftsmanship.

The attention for detail to suit a UK bee keeper are just right. I saw this style of hive in Spain 3yrs ago and have wanted to try it since. Thanks Hyde hives team.

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Short Hive
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.

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DN4 Frames & Foundation (10 pack & Assembled)
Simon Fielding
Excellent Quality

Everything I have bought from Hyde Hives including my long hive has been brilliant!