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 medium body
2 x Entrance reducers
Identical to the langstroth nucleus hive but built to take medium or 3/4 LANGSTROTH, also more widely known in the uk as dadant shallow frames (6. 25 deep). This size frame is almost identical in brood area (number of cells per frame) as a bs national standard brood frame, so the bees have plenty of room.
A divider is available which splits the nuc into a 3 + 3 configuration, ideal for queen mating.
Please note: our 1. 8 kg entrance feeder does not fit these nuc boxes, you must use the 1. 0 kg entrance feeder.
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.
A set of instructions for the use and assembly of the nuc can be downloaded here.