Layens is the original horizontal hive with extra-deep frames. Invented in the 19th century by the famous French beekeeper Georges de Layens.
The walls of the hive are a minimum of 30mm/1¼ inch thick dependent on the manufacturing process. Each hive will consist of 14 foundationless frames, either wired or comb guide, selectable at checkout. The roof is covered in aluminium sheet, not flashing as used by some manufacturers providing extra durability in harsh conditions. Stainless steel screws and quality exterior wood glue are used in the construction process, nails are never used.