This 40 framed long hive is for 2 separate colonies and can be made in these 3 different frame sizes and constructed from pine or cedar.
National (most popular)
14x12 (same as above but deeper)
Langstroth (popular with beefarmers)
Beekeepers that are used to working with National hives will feel very much at home with the long National hive because it consists simply of an extended brood body. It has standard frames, and all parts of the hive can be accessed easily. Colonies are managed by inserting queen excluders and division boards vertically, and different entrances at each end to achieve splits or accommodate two colonies in a single hive. Made from English cedar that we mill and season at the workshop.
The hive is fully assembled
4 x Perspex crown boards
2 x Entrance reducer's (1 per colony)
1 x Follower board
Please note: Queen excluders are not included and after much research and customer feedback, we realise they are not needed in our long hives. But obviously, if you would like to run your hive with a queen excluder (as lots of beeks do) they are available to purchase below.
You can purchase queen exluders here
Gas struts to keep the roof open
Clear crown boards for easy inspection
width x 600mm (base width 645mm)
length x 1800mm
height x 1000mm (top of brood box)
The frames are not included but can be purchased from our store
We like to deliver your hive personally to ensure you get your hive in one piece. For this service we charge a flat rate of £50. Unfortunately, we can only deliver to England and Wales.
To our Scottish friends, we can deliver to Scotland but please get in touch before placing your order
You can collect from our workshop near Kidderminster. Please get in touch to place your order.
Top quality hive. Excellent workmanship and friendly service. Will definitely be getting another.
Excellent workmanship and quality. I will certainly be ordering another.
Absolutely beautiful A1
Beautifully made, excellent quality materials, wonderful design.....and the cedar smelled so nice I wanted to keep it in the house!
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!