Long or horizontal hives use 14x12 Extra Deep frames and are a popular method of keeping bees - less equipment, less space and less back ache.
Our National Long Bee Hives are exactly twice the width of a National Standard bee hive - this allows both Standard width boxes and 5 Frame boxes to be used on top.
The hive can be used for one colony horizontally to avoid weight lifting. It has a central divider so the colony can be artificially swarmed or split within the same hive.
Alternatively, using the central divider, the hive can be used for two colonies each benefitting from the insulation of the other.
The exterior of all wooden bee hives must be protected from the wet otherwise the bees must use their energy…
- Item# 19310
British National 5 Frame 1/2 Hive Standard Shallow Super box.
The external width of our 1/2 Hives is exactly half…
- Item# 03071
British National 5 Frame 1/2 Bee Hive Crown Board
Bee space both sides with 2 holes for feeding.
The external width of…
- Item# 03069
Long Folding Bee Hive Stand.
Long enough for our National Long Hive or two National Standard Hives with space for a…
- Item# 03000
British National Long Hive Varroa Mesh Floor, fully assembled.
This is designed for our National Long Hive incorporating:
Stainless steel mesh flooring.
- Item# 02994
British National Long Hive Gabled Roof, fully assembled.
This is designed for our National Long Hive, twice the width of a…
- Item# 02992
British National Long Hive, Extra Deep 14x12 Box.
Fully assembled, no DIY needed.
All woodwork is knot free untreated solid timber -…
- Item# 02990