The hive is fully assembled
2 x Perspex crown boards and 2 x ply
2 x Entrance reducers (1 per colony)
1 x Divider Board
The dimensions of our hive are as follows:
Width: 600mm (with a base width of 645mm) Length: 1800mm Height: 1000mm (measured from the top of the brood box)
Please be advised that we no longer provide queen excluders or dummy boards with our hives. Through extensive research and customer feedback, we have found that these accessories are not necessary for long hives. In this type of hive, the colony will naturally separate honey stores from the brood without any assistance. Unlike in standard stacked hives, the queen does not move up the hive in search of warmth.
Please note that frames and foundation are not included with the hive, but they can be purchased pre-assembled from our friends over at hobee they are of great quality and work perfectly with our hives.
Matt and Dean have made and delivered a most amazing long hive to me. Everything about the hive is wonderfully joinered by true mastercraftsmen. In short, a work of art and highly recommended..
I am very pleased with the quality of construction of the hive. The customer service was excellent.
Thoughtfully designed, beautifully constructed, top quality hive. Not just perfect for the bees but an object of beauty in the apiary! Quick service, delivered on the dot. Built by incredibly experienced keepers who share my love of bees!
A great product beautifully made. Mine arrived about a month ago and had been sitting empty in our orchard until last week when on return from holiday we discovered capped queen cells in our traditional national hive. So we split the hive and moved frames into the long hive for the first time. I love the fact that I can quickly lift the lid and have a quick peek at the bees through the perspex crown boards. The bees are doing very well so far. I'm no spring chicken, suffer from arthritis and struggle to lift things, the National hive has been loaned to me to help me to decide whether to take up beekeeping. I'm pretty certain that without the option to use a long hive I wouldn't be keeping bees for very long. So thank you Dean, Matt and the team for a superior well made hive and for giving me a chance to keep bees for hopefully many years.
I think it’s great, I like the clear crown boards and the fact you can very quickly have a look at the bees without disturbing them. I would have liked queen excluders and dummy boards supplied with the hive or maybe to option to have them at extra cost.