National Bee Hive Dimensions
Langstroth Bee Hive Dimensions
Commercial Bee Hive Dimensions
Smith Bee Hive Dimensions

WBC Bee Hive Dimensions


National Bee Hive Dimensions & Statistics
External dimensions - 18 1/8" Square.
Brood Body Depth - 8 7/8"
14" X 12" Brood Body Depth - 12 1/2"
Super Depth - 5 7/8"
Brood Area is 2,200 Sq. Inch.
No. Of Worker Cells - 50,000
Bottom Bee Space

Frame Sizes
Top Bars – 17” long
Bottom bars – 14” long
Deep side bars – 8 ½” long
14” x12” side bars – 12” long
Shallow side bars – 5 ½” long

Foundation sizes
Deep –
13 7/16” x 8”
14 x 12” – 13 7/16” x 11 ½”
Shallow – 13 7/16” x 5”

How Many Frames in Each Box

Brood Body:
11 Hoffman Self-Spacing Frames (DN4)
11 Frames on Narrow Ends


14" X 12" Brood Body:
11 Hoffman Self-spacing 14" X 12" Frames

Super:
11 Hoffman Self-Spacing (SN4)
10 British Standard Manley Frames
9 or 10 Frames on Castellated Spacers
8 Frames on Wide Ends

12 Hoffman Self-Spacing Frames can be fitted in to a brood body/super, although it is recommended that 11 is used as this make manipulations easier. Also with the use of a Dummy Board.


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Langstroth Bee Hive Dimensions & Statistics
External Dimension – 20” x 16 1/4
Brood Body Depth – 9 7/16
Jumbo Brood Body Depth 11 3/4
Super Depth - 5 3/4
The Brood Area is 2750 sq. ins.
No. of Worker Cells 61,400
Top Bee Space

Frames sizes
Top Bars – 19” Long
Bottom Bars – 17 9/16” Long
Deep Side Bars – 9 1/8” Long
Jumbo Side Bars – 11 ¼” Long
Shallow Side Bars – 5 3/8” Long

Foundation Sizes
Deep – 16 3/4” 8 5/8
Jumbo – 16 3/4” x 10 3/4
Shallow – 16 3/4” x 4 7/8

How Many Frames in Each Box:
10 Hoffman frames in either a brood body or super
8 Manley frames in the super


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Commercial Beehive Dimensions and statistics
External Dimension – 18 5/16” Square
Brood Body Depth – 10 1/2
Super Depth – 6 3/8
The Brood Area is 3000 sq. ins.
No. of Worker Cells 70,500
Bottom Bee Space

Frames Sizes
Top Bars – 17 1/4” long
Bottom Bars – 16” long
Deep Side Bars – 10” long
Shallow Side Bars – 6” long

Foundation Sizes
Deep – 15 7/16” x 9 1/2
Shallow – 15 7/16” x 5 1/2

How many frames in each box:
11 Hoffman frames in either a Brood Body or Super
10 Manley frames in the Super


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Smith Beehive Dimensions and statistics
External dimension – 16 3/8” x 18 1/4
Brood body depth - 8 7/8
Super depth - 5 7/8
The brood Area is 2200 sq. ins.
No. of worker cells 50,000
Top Bee Space

Frames Sizes
Top Bars – 15 1/2” long
Bottom Bars – 14” long
Deep Side Bars – 8 1/2” long
Shallow Side Bars – 5 1/2” long

Foundation Sizes
Deep – 13 7/16” x 8”
Shallow – 13 7/16” x 5”

How many frames in each box:
11 Hoffman Self-Spacing Frames in either a Brood Body or Super
10 Manley Frames in the Super


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WBC   Hive   Dimensions and Statistics
External dimension of lifts - 21 1/2” square
External dimension of brood body and super –17 3/4” x 16 1/4
Brood body depth - 8 7/8
14” x 12” brood body depth - 12 1/2
Super depth - 5 7/8
The brood area is 2000 sq. ins.
No. of worker cells 45,000
Bottom Bee Space

Frames sizes
Top Bars – 17” long
Bottom bars – 14” long
Deep side bars – 8 1/2” long
14” x12” side bars – 12” long
Shallow side bars – 5 1/1” long

Foundation sizes
Deep – 13 7/16” x 8”
14 x 12” – 13 7/16” x 11 1/2
Shallow – 13 7/16” x 5”

How many frames in each box
10 Hoffman (self-spacing) frames in either a brood body or super. Although it is possible to fit in 11 frames, it is easier for manipulation to use 10 frames and a dummy board.
10 frames on narrow ends in the brood body.
9 Manley frames in the super
8 or 10 frames on castellated spacers in the super
8 frames on wide ends in the super