This Ruhl Longhive is entirely compatible with Langstroth hive components and equipment, such as frames feeders, and screens. It's horizontal format allows both Kenya and Langstroth style beekeeping. Its double wall structure gives it great strength and thermal mass to reduce temperature fluctations.
This hive eliminates the need for heavy lifting once everything is installed. All frame manipulation is done at bench height, and there is no need to lift hive boxes to lift your hive. Likewise, to inspect your frames and assess hive population at a glance, all you have to do is lift the lid and you have a complete holistic view of your colony.
Flexibility is a key attribute of the longhive. As well as housing a full size colony, it can also has partitions (division board) to divide into several compartments to use as a queen condo, a multi nuc hive, or two 10-frame hives.