Which type of hive should you choose?
The National hive seems to be the most popular with our beekeepers, although you will find WBC, Dartington, Smith and Commercial hives around the apiaries. Standard and Deep brood boxes are both used in equal measure it seems.
The novice beekeeper generally will take up with the same type of hive that his or her mentor used, although some will change after seeing or experiencing other hives.
Please use the links to select a hive type to find out more information.
- The British Standard National
- The WBC hive
- The Smith Hive
- The Langstroth Hive
- The Commercial Hive
- The Dadant Hive
- The Dartington or Long Hive
- The Top Bar Hive
- The Warreé Hive