Long Hive

Frame Type:



This 40 framed long hive is for 2 separate colonies, and can be made in these 4 different frame sizes:

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)

  • 2 x Queen excluders

  • 1 x Clearing board

  • 1x Partition board

 Key features:

Gas struts to keep the roof open

Varroa mesh floor, queen excluder, and clearer board

Clear crown boards for easy inspection


width x 600mm (base width 645mm)

length x 1800mm

height x 1000mm (top of brood box)

Please note: 

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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 21 reviews
Waiting for delivery

Have not received the Hive yet


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.

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 ;- )

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