Frame & Hive Dimensions

Here’s a summary of our EPS polystyrene hive dimensions. The table is about the designed frame sizes and the second one is the actual interior dimensions.

Designed frame dimensions

Please note that the dimensions are nominal values so in reality there is always ca. ±2 mm (1/16”) tolerance. Therefore, for example, a body with A=482 mm accepts top bar length between 480 – 484 mm.

Below you can find the frame dimensions our hive bodies are designed for.

Hive BodySKUABC
Langstroth1120005482232448
Langstroth 2/31120010482160448
Langstroth Ruth1120035470230435
Langstroth Ruth 2/31120040470160435
Dadant Blatt1120045470300435
Dadant Blatt 1/21120060470145435
Dadant Modified/Spain1120050480300447
All dimensions are millimeters (mm).
Hive BodySKUABC
Langstroth1120005199 ⅛17 5/8
Langstroth 2/31120010196 5/1617 5/8
Langstroth Ruth112003518 ½9 1/16 17 ⅛
Langstroth Ruth 2/3112004018 ½6 5/16 17 ⅛
Dadant Blatt112004518 ½11 13/16 17 ⅛
Dadant Blatt 1/2112006018 ½5 11/1617 ⅛
Dadant Modified/Spain112005018 ⅞11 13/1617 5/8
All dimensions are inches.

Hive Body interior dimensions

Length (L) = Top bar slot interior length
Length 2 (L2) = Interior length
Height (H) = Body total height
Width (W) = Body interior width

The dimension L is with the plastic strips which are provided with each body.

Hive BodySKULL 2 HW
Langstroth1120005484462240369
Langstroth 2/31120010484462168369
Langstroth Ruth1120035472454240372
Langstroth Ruth 2/31120040472454168372
Dadant Blatt1120045472452310369
Dadant Blatt 1/21120060472452155369
Dadant Modified/Spain1120050482452310369
All dimensions are millimeters (mm).
Hive BodySKULL 2 HW
Langstroth112000519 1/1618 3/169 7/1614 ½
Langstroth 2/3112001019 1/16 18 3/16 6 5/814 ½
Langstroth Ruth112003518 9/16 18 ⅞ 9 7/1614 ⅝
Langstroth Ruth 2/3112004018 9/16 18 ⅞6 5/814 ⅝
Dadant Blatt112004518 9/16 17 13/1612 3/1614 ½
Dadant Blatt 1/2112006018 9/1617 13/16 6 ⅛14 ½
Dadant Modified/Spain11200501917 13/16 12 3/1614 ½
All dimensions are inches.

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