Our Polystyrene (Poly) hives offer exceptional thermal performance and durability whilst maintaining an ergonomic design. This means a higher honey production compared to wooden hives, but with minimal weight. These types of polystyrene hive do not use crown boards, instead we have an in built feeding system for fondant so that you don't need an eke.
A complete high density polystyrene (EPS) Langstroth hive from leading manufacturer Paradise Honey consisting of
Langstroth floor and varroa mesh
4 x Medium bodies
Feed plate cover
Hive entrance reducer
Running your bees on medium depth frames gives the benefits of having the same depth frames throughout the hive plus significantly lighter loads to lift. this hive is designed to be run with the lower two hive bodies containing the brood and then two more medium depth hive bodies above a queen excluder used as supers for the honey crop. The 20 medium depth frames under the queen excluder give almost exactly the same brood volume as a colony running on brood and a half on 22 national frames - without the problem of having different sized frames with all the complications that can bring when an artificial swarm is carried out.
You can find all of the langstroth complete hives here.