the unique design of our nucleus boxes - just like a standard hive, allows the nuc bodies to be stacked on top of each other. this is useful for uniting nucs, for example after a queen has been removed but the availability of a shallow hive body using langstroth medium or dadant shallow frames now means that adding a super on a nuc is now easily achieved.
the medium body will fit on all our langstroth nucs and would be ideal for over wintering or when a strong nuc needs a bit of extra space. a plastic queen excluder is easily cut down to fit although most beekeepers would remove the queen exclude when over-wintering.
potentially, this configuration - 6 frame nuc boxes as brood chambers and medium supers for the honey crop also opens up the possibility of using these nucs as hives for all year round use. a 6 frame jumbo langstroth used as a brood chamber gives almost as much space as a standard bs national brood chamber although we would also urge you to consider using medium frames throughout the colony for flexibility and reduced lifting weights - just like our 4004 pattern hives.
these bodies come complete with two frame runners.