Our Short Hive is for a single colony with a single entrance. The hive is made up of 20 frames with a queen excluder separating the brood from the super or honey stores.
Our hives are made in a few different frame sizes, the most popular in the UK is the BS National (British Standard)
- The hive is fully assembled
- 2 x Clear crown boards
- Varroa mesh floor
- Entrance reducer
Please note: Queen excluders are not included and after much research and customer feedback, we realise they are not needed in our short 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
length x 1200mm
height x 1000mm
the height can be made altered to suit your needs
The frames are not included but can be purchased from our store
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.
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.
Looks amazing and well built. Bees installed yesterday, can’t wait to see how they settle in!
Loving the clear pvc top boards and way less lifting! Inspections are so much less intrusive. This is my first but I am sure not my last!
Very well made
Smells of newly cut wood
Sure Bees will be happy when they move in.
Thank you Guys
I'm really impressed with this hive, It's a lovely design and beautifully made with quality materials.