Feeder shown for photographic purposes only.
Nuc & Mate Finland is a multifunction tool for making new colonies or to raise new Queens.
Starting a new colony is done by placing necessary amount of frames with brood to nuc & mate box. The box can be divided into two 3–frame mini hive to mate two queens at the same time . Later the dividing wall can be removed if the beekeeper wishes to take colonies over the winter with 6 frames.
The Nuc & Mate Hive is made of food grade, extra hardened, expanded polystyrene (EPS) with a density over 100 kg/m³. In proper use, the Nuc & Mate Hive will last for several decades.
During transport the hive top is secured with a strap. In the apiary the hive tops are kept in place with a stone or brick weighing about 2 kg. In hot climates or during transport the top can be turned upside down to form a tunnel above the frames ensuring additional ventilation while a screen placed on top of the hive prevents the bees from escaping.
Full manual of the assembly and use of these hives can be found here
Product supplied flat.
Hive only - feeder, frames and foundation sold seperately.
- Floor with varroa mesh
- 1 Nuc Box
- 1 Roof
- All frame runner
- 2 Entrances
- 1 Nuc divider screen