Our polystyrene Nucleus Hive, complete with eke which converts it to hold 6 14×12 brood frames, for National and WBC hives, and comes complete with a built in Feeder. It has an open mesh floor to help with varroa control and to help with ventilation during transit. Comes with 4 feet to keep the hive off the ground, wooden float for the feeder and disc entrance for easy control.
Polystyrene is a great material for beehives:
Its made from a very high density material, 100g/litre – upto 3 times stronger than the material used for packaging.
Its lightweight and durable.
Its insulation properties also makes it especially suitable for nucs and small colonies as fewer bees are required to maintain the heat required for effective brood rearing.
Comes in a Light Green colour. (Does not include frames as shown)
We highly recommend treating the outside of your poly nuc with smooth masonry paint to extend its life