Kitset Nuc Box


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Hive World supplies  a Kitset Nuc Box:

  • solid New Zealand manufactured timber kitset nuc box all ready to courier, supplied flat pack for economy.
  • assemble your own boxes over winter so you are ready to house your splits and mating nucs when the season begins.
  • Hive World also sells nuc box galv lids as well as hive mats to fit.
  • Available in kitset package as Full Depth only.

Why do you need a Nuc?

Nuc Boxes are part of a hive management plan.  They are used to hold a swarm, for queen mating as well as for re-queening.  Other uses are included below as well as a bit more information for you on these topics.

  •  useful for holding frames while you inspect your hives as well as for when you redistribute resources between your hives.
  • Kitset Nuc Boxes are great as a swarmcatcher.  Firstly bait the box with some spare comb and for extra insurance smear some swarm lure such as Charme des Abeilles inside the box.  Place near the swarm or in a likely place for a swarm to appear.
  • Use as a mating nuc for raising queens.  See this site for information on how to accomplish this:
  • Always keep some nucs handy for emergency splits and swarm events.  There’s nothing like being prepared for all eventualities!
  • I’ve seen some multi-purpose suggestions for nuc boxes:  as a toolbox in the apiary yard (add a handle) or even a mobile battery holder!   Beekeepers are nothing if not original- way to go!

Additional information

Weight 5.155 kg
Dimensions 51 × 24.5 × 12 cm

full Depth, 3/4 Depth

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