Paynes 6 Frame Poly Nuc

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Paynes 6 Frame Poly Nuc

The paynes 6 frame polystyrene Nucleus is an ideal hive for you to make splits or to use to catch a swarm.

FEATURES

LIGHTWEIGHT AND DURABLE
Each nuc is made from a very high density material, 100g/litre - up to 4 times stronger than the poly used for packaging.    This gives the nucs great durability, able to withstand hive tools and the usual beehive inspections.    It's lightweight properties will mean it is easier to handle too - great for those bad backs!

SUPER INSULATED
Its insulation properties also makes it ideal for beehives as less bees are required to maintain the heat required for effective brood rearing, helps improve overwintering successes and giving you an earlier spring buildup.

ALREADY BUILT
No faffing around with this nuc.   The base component is one piece moulded so there are no weak joints and very minimal assembly needed before you add your bees.   Just give your nuc a lick of paint and screw the entrance disc to the front (supplied), then you are ready to go!

EXPANDABLE
The poly nuc has a range of extra that are available separately, enabling you to convert the nuc into so much more!   add an additional extension box on top to give the queen more room to lay in.   Or, how about adding a queen excluder and a super so you can start collecting honey from it, without having to use a full size hive or moving them around.

WHAT YOU GET.......

This polystyrene Nucleus Hive will hold 6 BS 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, a disc entrance for easier control of the entrance and a clear coverboard for easy viewing without completely opening up the hive.
 

Comes in a Light Green colour. (Does not include frames)

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Dave Whiteley
Paynes Polynuc

Collected my order, which was quickly fulfilled with Gwenyn Gruffydd's usual great service. I actually have half-a-dozen of these Payne's nucs (and in many ways its hard to choose between them and the near exemplary BS Honeybees rival, also available from this supplier). The material density and insulation is really good, allowing you to over-winter comparatively small colonies with some degree of confidence. The build is robust and the joints secure, they are so light and portable as to be a joy to work with (compared to wooden alternatives). Additional brood box and super extensions are available giving far greater functionality.

These are my 'nuc of choice' for swarm collection and transporting - with the simple application of a drawing pin stop the dial style entrance shaking open in the car. The only minor detraction is the side feeder - which is conversely its greatest asset in use. The wooden float allows far too many bees to drown while the design makes this area hard to clean after decanting. But, these are niggles really. The Paynes nuc is very good product that I'm happy to recommend.

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Dave Whiteley
Paynes Polynuc

Collected my order, which was quickly fulfilled with Gwenyn Gruffydd's usual great service. I actually have half-a-dozen of these Payne's nucs (and in many ways its hard to choose between them and the near exemplary BS Honeybees rival, also available from this supplier). The material density and insulation is really good, allowing you to over-winter comparatively small colonies with some degree of confidence. The build is robust and the joints secure, they are so light and portable as to be a joy to work with (compared to wooden alternatives). Additional brood box and super extensions are available giving far greater functionality.

These are my 'nuc of choice' for swarm collection and transporting - with the simple application of a drawing pin stop the dial style entrance shaking open in the car. The only minor detraction is the side feeder - which is conversely its greatest asset in use. The wooden float allows far too many bees to drown while the design makes this area hard to clean after decanting. But, these are niggles really. The Paynes nuc is very good product that I'm happy to recommend.