Lyson 8/9 Hive Kit Unassembled


Lyson 8/9 Hive is an adaptable polystyrene hive that provides excellent insulation and pries apart easily for a user friendly experience. Beekeepers retain control, having the ability to hold 9 frames in brood boxes and 8 or 9 frames in honey supers.

Kit Includes:

  • Bottom board with removable tray for varroa testing and ventilation
  • Mouse guard/entrance reducer/closure
  • Two deep hive bodies (with assembly screws)
  • Cloth inner cover
  • 8 frame plastic queen excluder
  • Outer Cover
  • 8 polystyrene plugs and 8 black plastic venting plugs for hive bodies and outer cover


  • Both plastic and wooden Langstroth deep frames will fit this hive, but frames are not included
  • Comes unassembled and unpainted. We recommend painting with an exterior grade latex paint.
  • We recommend using 9 frames In brood boxes, or 8 frames plus two follower boards against the box sides.
  • In honey supers, use 9 frames of foundation or 8 frames of drawn comb. Be sure to space frames evenly.
  • The individual components can be ordered separately:  8/9 bottom board, 8/9 top cover8/9 hive deep or medium

Dimensions & Weight:

  • Hive outside dimensions are 27 1/2″ high x 22 1/2″ deep x 16 1/8″ wide.
  • Hive internal dimensions are 21 1/2″ high x 18 3/8″ deep x 13″ wide
  • Hive weight without frames is 19 1/2 pounds.

Additional note: The 8/9 Lyson hive system is not compatible with other polystyrene systems. However, some 8 frame wooden components can be used. Standard 8 frame wooden boxes fit without creating gaps. Wooden 8 frame feeding shims and inner covers can also be used. Some bee space dimensions are not maintained when other components are used. We recommend using a strap to secure the hive as the wood components will not interlock with the Lyson 8/9 boxes.

Weight 800 oz
Dimensions 26 × 20 × 12 in