Our Polystyrene (Poly) hives offer exceptional thermal performance and durability whilst maintaining an ergonomic design. This means a higher honey production compared to wooden hives, but with minimal weight.
A complete high density polystyrene (EPS) Langstroth hive from leading manufacturer Paradise Honey consisting of:-
Nucleus jumbo BODY
2 x Entrance reducers
Identical to the langstroth nucleus hive but built to take jumbo langstroth or dadant frames. please note: our 1. 8 kg entrance feeder does not fit these nuc boxes.
A set of instructions for the nuc box can be downloaded here.
Food for thought: a six frame jumbo langstroth nucleus hive has almost the same volume as a bs national brood chamber and given that in a polystyrene hive the queen can be expected to use all the frames, unlike in a wooden hive where the outer frames tend to be ignored because of temperature fluctuations the "effective" brood volume in this hive is probably greater than a bs national.
Unlike virtually all other nucleus boxes available, this one is built like a proper hive with a separate floor, varroa mesh, a hive body and roof all interlocking for security and strength.
The design features a hard plastic ledge for the frames to sit in which will ensure a long life and prevent damage when propolis is scraped off. Supplied as a flat pack with full instructions for easy assembly. please note:our 1. 8 kg entrance feeder does not fit these nuc boxes.
A very valuable design feature is the ability to split the hive into two 3 frame nucleus hives through the use of a Central Division Board (purchased separately) and the two entrances, one at each end of the floor. In normal use one entrance is closed off with a plastic entrance reducer and the other reduced in height.
As with our hives the roof is reversible so when fitted with a cut down propolis screen the nuc will be perfectly prepared for transport with no danger of the bees overheating because of ventilation through the varroa floor and propolis screen.