Our 46 framed Long Hive is partitioned in the middle for 2 colonies with entrances at the ends. Each colony (Hive 1 & Hive 2) is made up of 23 frames with a queen excluder separating the brood from the super or honey stores.
These hives can be made in a few different 'frame' sizes, the most popular in the UK is the National, 75% of beekeepers here in the UK use this frame size. Unlike normal 'stacked' hives that use 2 frame (brood & super) sizes, we use just one (brood) throughout our 'horizontal' hive.
this diagram shows the inside of the Long Hive with 2 colonies: Hive 1 & Hive 2
We also make our hives for Langstroth frame sizes, this is a popular frame size all over the world, they are slightly deeper than the National but almost the same. For the more experienced beekeeper we also do 14x12 and Commercial (much larger frame size) Please get in touch if you would like something different or custom made.
The hive is fully assembled
2 x Perspex crown boards
2 x Standard crown boards
2 x Entrance reducer's (1 per colony)
2 x Queen excluders
2 x Clearing boards
- 1x Partition board
Gas struts to keep the roof open
Varroa mesh floor, queen excluder, and clearer board
Clear crown boards for easy inspection
Queen excluder to keep her majesty away from the honey stores
width x 600mm
length x 1800mm
height x 1000mm (top of brood box)
the height can be made altered to suit your needs
The frames are not included but can be purchased from our store
Delivery to England and Wales only or you are more than welcome to visit us and pick it up from the workshop.