The Langstroth Hive

langstrothhive-s600x600The Langstroth is the world’s most popular hive, and many can be found in the UK. It is the hive of choice for many commercial beekeepers due to the frame size and ease of handling. Due to its’ popularity a wealth of equipment is available. The hive will take 10 frames and the size of the Brood frame is 17 5/8″Wide x 9 1/8″deep.

The frame size is larger than the three previous hives, allowing for more cells on each frame, and so more brood or stores giving a bigger colony. A downside of the larger frames is the weight of the frames when inspecting the hive, and consequently the weight of the boxes when they have to be moved.