Honey Paw nucleus beehives provide the best thermal performance for small colonies.
Honey Paw Nuc box for the nuc colonies and queen rearing. Capacity of 4 frames.
Nucleus hive is small beehive that can be used various ways. Nucs comes in 4 frame capacity and can be used when splitting the hive, queen rearing or wintering “spare queens”. Nuc boxes are made of same high quality material as the normal size Honey Paw beehive boxes ( expanded polystyrene “EPS” with density of over 100 kg / m3).
Complete nucs include bottom, box for frames, nuc feeder and roof. Honey Paw nuc hives has special interlocking small notches on the sides helping the parts stay in place and when moving nuc hives. This doesn’t prevent using nuc boxes together with normal 10 frame boxes (“double nuc hive or Palmerized hive”). As an advantage compared to small queen rearing boxes, Honey Paw’s 4 frame nucs doesn’t get “robbed” as easily as smaller and weaker ones.
Nuc beehive boxes are provided flat packed and are assembled in the same way as the full size beehive body.
Honey Paw’s polystyrene nucs can be used in double nuc beehive: 2x 4 frame Nuc = 10 frame normal beebox
Double Nuc beehive can bee formed either using normal size beehive bottom or with two nucs hive bottoms. With double nuc hive you can use Honey Paw’s 15 L feeder and beehive roof to cover the whole double nuc beehive complete. Colored sheet between the boxes demonstrate the use of queen excluder.