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    Hive World sells a useful Nuc Box Package which is a good thing to have on hand in case of swarms and when you have a sudden need to do splits.

    Package includes a galv roof hive mat and wooden floor with a nuc box including a nuc entrance disc.

    These are paraffin dipped and painted for long life.

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    NOTE - We have price breaks for quantity buys, please contact us.

    There are 3 options when purchasing a Nuc&Mate hive system:

    1. HFP-NMB:  The Basic Nuc&Mate with hive top & ventilated bottom, 1 x nuc body.
    2. HFP-NMBF:  As above plus a 5L top feeder with 2 x plexy beesavers.
    3. HFP-NMBC:  As per option 2 plus a division board.

    The Nuc & Mate Hive: The Nuc & Mate Hive is designed for maximum efficiency and ease of use.  This nucleus hive can be used to expand your beekeeping operation, to sell bees or as an economical mating hive. The Nuc & Mate Hive is made of food grade, extra hardened, expanded polystyrene (EPS) with a density of over 100 kg/m3.  With proper use, the Nuc & Mate Hive will last for several decades.

    The bottom board, hive body and top are manufactured with a 6 mm high notch system which locks the parts firmly into each other.   The design ensures  good ventilation as well as ease of transport and stacking.

    The Nuc & Mate Hive has a screen bottom board with two 18 mm high entrances on opposite sides.  In the middle of the bottom board there is a 7 mm wide groove for the divider board so the hive can be used for two separate mating units. The mesh covering the ventilation hole in the bottom board should be secured with two screws. The groove for the dividing board continues up the end walls as well as along the inside of the hive top. The base has scalloped edges that allow a good ventilation and grip.

    With the Nuc & Mate Hive two queens can be mated within the same box by dividing the six frame hive into two three frame mating units. When using as a mating hive, each three frame compartment should be equipped with one frame with emerging brood, one frame containing food (or a frame feeder) and one foundation frame together with a ripe queen cell or hatched queen. When the queen is laying, the unit can be reused for mating another queen. In autumn, the divider is removed and the six frame colony is overwintered with a young queen.  Then, by the next season, these nuclei will evolve into valuable honey producing hives.

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  • Adding supers to your hive is as easy as clicking the correct option below:

    Choose from full depth or 3/4 depth and waxed plastic foundation frames or timber with wax foundation.

    Ready to Go when you are!

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    Hive World supplies a complete comb honey package for you including the wooden section rack with support base and spring clips and 28 wooden comb sections (for you to assemble) with thin wax foundation squares to enclose and cardboard cases for the finished product.  Also included are 8 x plastic dividers to keep your comb nice and clean.

    This is the premium way of producing comb honey with the traditional wooden frames.  For best results put the sections on in the peak honey flow so the bees build quickly.

    Do be aware of the danger of tutin poisoning if you are wanting to do this north of Kaikoura and in the North Island - best to avoid comb honey production from January through to July if you are in a tutin risk area.  Look up the MPI Compliance Guide for the food standard for more information -  https://www.mpi.govt.nz/dmsdocument/20489/send

    Some photos courtesy of Arron Baker.

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