National bee hive
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National bee hive for keeping bees
The national hive has been in use since the 1920s and is the most commonly used hive by hobby and commercial beekeepers in Ireland.
Due to its size and large handholds its easier for 1 person to lift. The large lugs on the frames make them easy to handle.
The capacity of the national brood box is suited to non prolific bees allowing the queen enough space to lay during the summer and enough space to store honey for the winter. For larger colonies a super or brood chamber can be added to give the queen more room to lay.