2 in 1 Poly Nuc Box
- British National Design
- 100% Thicker Roof
- 3L Versatile Top Feeder
- Removable Fondant Plug
- 20% Higher Density
- 6 Frame Nuc Box or 2-Way Mating Nuc
- Top Space & Frame Runners
- Removable Divider
- Compatible with Maisemore Brood / Super Boxes*
British National 2 in 1 High Density Polystyrene Nuc
Suitable for National Deep Frames (not 14x12)
1 x Poly Roof
1 x Ashforth Double Top Feeder (with 2 x Perspex & Fondant plug)
1 x Standard Brood Box with Correx Divider & Double Mesh Floor (No frames)
2 x Entrance Discs with affixing screws
We are full time Bee Farmers specialising in the breeding and sale of bees & queens. Over time we have worked with many other polystyrene boxes, but we were never quite able to find something suitable for us. This inspired us to develop a new higher density polystyrene nuc box that has more than 1 basic purpose. Our new 6 frame nuc doubles up as a 2-way mating nuc, the feeder has also been designed to be suitable for liquid sugar and solid fondant.
We have trialed our design over a long development stage allowing us to improve certain aspects. Our boxes are manufactured to be stronger using 120g/l (grams per litre). This is 20% higher in density than competitor’s boxes, therefore offering higher durability and improved thermal properties. We have also made the roof 100% thicker than competitor’s allowing the highest point of heat loss to be vastly reduced.
Not only have we improved the overall design, we have added a number of useful features which will distinguish our box from others available on the market. Our box not only acts as a single 6 frame nuc, it can also double up as a 2-way mating nuc with the unique divider insert and separate coloured entrances located on each side of the box. This simple yet effective concept allows beekeepers to easily create self-sustaining mating nucs that are from a standardised national frame design. Dividers can also be removed during the winter to unite the colony and reintroduced the following season.
We have also eliminated the use of integrated feeders that cause issues like disturbance to the nest when feeding, brace comb, and drowning bees. This has been replaced by a clever top feeding system, which enables the beekeeper to feed the colony as a 6 frame nuc & as a 2-way mating nuc. Our new feeder design also features a removable plug, which can provide access to fondant placed inside the feeder. This allows for a sustainable source of food in the winter & spring, removing any need for space wasting ekes. Offering much better value for money.
We have also reduced the issue of frames being propolised down by incorporating a frame runner, whilst maintaining sufficient top bee space reducing the risk of crushing bees.
We welcome any comments or suggestions that can help us improve our box and value your feedback.
Due to the soft properties of EPS (Expanded Polystyrene) and the steam moulding method used to create these products we must inform you that every box will have some sign of manufacturing marks, whether this be from ejecting from the tool onto the heavily padded conveyor belt or light marks from the core steam vents. These marks are unavoidable and will not impair use what so ever. Any product with moulding filling issues and severe deep markings are kept aside. Please do not expect 100% blemish free from a product of this nature, whilst we strive to give you the highest quality product available to achieve 100% perfect product in EPS would mean high wastage. Not only is this very bad for the environment it is not viable in business.
Frames for illustration purposes only and are not included, please note these boxes are not supplied with bees.
|Listed Product Volumetric Weight||13kg|
|Zone A||Zone B||Zone C||Zone D|
|All postcodes in England and Wales||DD, DG, EH, FK, G, KA (except KA27 & KA28), KY, ML, TD, AB1 to AB16, AB21 to AB25, AB30, AB39, PA1 to PA19 & PH1 to PH3||AB31 to AB38, AB40 to AB56, IV1 to IV28, IV30 to IV32, IV36 to IV40, IV52 to IV54, IV63, KW1 to KW14, PA21 to PA38, PH4 to PH41, PH49 to PH50 & Northern Ireland||HS, IV41 to 49, IV51, IV55, IV56, KA27, KA28, KW15 to KW17, PA20, PA41 to PA49, PA60 to PA78, PH42 to PH44, ZE, Isle of Man & Channel Islands|
|Isle of Wight & Isle of Scilly add £8.06 to Zone A & B Price|
|24hr Express (Volumetric weight)||Zone A & B||Zone C||Zone D|
|0 - 30kg||£9.00||£16.74||£19.43|
|31 - 60kg||£10.32||£28.10||£33.48|
|421kg - 450kg||£77.42||£210.73||£251.13|
|450kg volumetric + please contact for a pallet rate quote.|
If the product you receive is not as described or low quality, the seller promises that you may return it before order completion (when you click ‘Confirm Order Received’ or exceed confirmation timeframe) and receive a full refund. The return shipping fee will be paid by you. Or, you can choose to keep the product and agree the refund amount directly with the seller.
If you do not receive your purchase within 60 days, you can ask for a full refund before order completion (when you click ‘Confirm Order Received’ or exceed confirmation timeframe). Please be aware that live bees are exempt from this as they are produced to order and we are at the will of nature.