16-Frame Brushy Mountain Long Hive
Lifting 80 lb. hive bodies is strenuous work and if you have to do it multiple times a day, you could easily hurt your back. Our Long Hive eliminates the heavy lifting as the hive inspection can be done at bench height. No need to lift honey supers to inspect the brood chamber. Lift the lid and you have complete visual access to all the frames so that you may assess hive population at a glance. The double sided walls helps with insulation and strength of hive.
You now have the ability to grow your hive horizontal like a Top Bar Hive but with standardized equipment of the Langstroth hive, or you can divide the hive equally and run two colonies. The divider board provides flexibility to manage the colony the way you want. You can still add supers on top of the long hive, but remember to add the same size on both halves of the hive so the lid is level.
Long hive is fully assembled and will hold a total of 16 frames (not included).
Includes two 8 Frame Corrugated Sheets and two 8 Frame Inner Covers.
Ratings & Reviews
by Happy Beekeeper
The Long Hive was delivered sooner than expected and all was in good order. It will be an attractive addition to my bee yard. I cannot wait to put bees in it next Spring. I cannot lift heavy boxes from my hives and the Long Hive will allow me to inspect my hives thoroughly and even check for swarm cells, which I've not been able to do. I will actually be able to rotate out old frames and replace with new frames as needed. Mite treatments will be easier. I also think it will be much easier should I need to locate Her Majesty the queen. I anticipate that the Long Hive is going to be a game changer for me and that I will now be a bee keeper rather than just a "bee haver." I do believe this hive will enable me to keep bees for many years to come. I only wish I had learned of the Long Hive sooner.