We are full time Bee Farmers specialising in the breeding and sale of bees & queens. Over time we have worked with many other polystyrene boxes, but we were never quite able to find something suitable for us. This inspired us to develop a new higher density polystyrene nuc box that has more than 1 basic purpose. Our new 6 frame nuc doubles up as a 2-way mating nuc, the feeder has also been designed to be suitable for liquid sugar and solid fondant.
We have trialed our design over a long development stage allowing us to improve certain aspects. Our boxes are manufactured to be stronger using 120g/l (grams per litre). This is 20% higher in density than competitor’s boxes, therefore offering higher durability and improved thermal properties. We have also made the roof 100% thicker than competitor’s allowing the highest point of heat loss to be vastly reduced.
Not only have we improved the overall design, we have added a number of useful features which will distinguish our box from others available on the market. Our box not only acts as a single 6 frame nuc, it can also double up as a 2-way mating nuc with the unique divider insert and separate coloured entrances located on each side of the box. This simple yet effective concept allows beekeepers to easily create self-sustaining mating nucs that are from a standardised national frame design. Dividers can also be removed during the winter to unite the colony and reintroduced the following season.
We have also eliminated the use of integrated feeders that cause issues like disturbance to the nest when feeding, brace comb, and drowning bees. This has been replaced by a clever top feeding system, which enables the beekeeper to feed the colony as a 6 frame nuc & as a 2-way mating nuc. Our new feeder design also features a removable plug, which can provide access to fondant placed inside the feeder. This allows for a sustainable source of food in the winter & spring, removing any need for space wasting ekes. Offering much better value for money.
We have also reduced the issue of frames being propolised down by incorporating a frame runner, whilst maintaining sufficient top bee space reducing the risk of crushing bees.