Sized for fast growing or established larger colonies, with a volume exceeding that of three Langstroth Deep Boxes, our Long Hive is one of five of Lambrecht Horizontal Hives, which all use our Universal Hexagonal Smart Frames.
The Lambrecht Long Hive has a capacity of approximately 7600 cubic inches (126 litres) and offers lots of versatility when it comes to set up. Four entrances with adjustable stainless steel disks and set up to accept multiple divider boards means you can partition this hive into 4 @ 7 frame nuc sized chambers or 2 standard ones. Shared divider walls means adjacent colonies share warmth.
If you don't mind drilling a handful of holes, this Long Hive can also be set up as a Horizontal Queen Castle with up to eight chambers, each with its own entrance.
This Long Hive is also right sized for a two queen system with shared central honey production.
The goal of this design is to produce conditions optimum for the sustainable overwintering of honeybee colonies in order to prepare for strong spring growth.
Handmade from 7/8" Cypress Tung Oil Finish
Double insulated - Inner + outer cover = 1 1/2"
Available in: Standard - exterior size = 40" x 16 1/4" x 18" ht
& Deep - exterior size = 40" x 14" x 16" ht
Each hive includes (appropriately sized) 4 @ 7 packs
(21 total) of our Universal Hexagonal Smart Frames
Divider and Follower Boards available