• Wooden Mating Nuc - Complete Kit with Top Feeder
  • Wooden Mating Nuc - Complete Kit with Top Feeder
  • Wooden Mating Nuc - Complete Kit with Top Feeder

Wooden Mating Nuc - Complete Kit with Top Feeder

Now$68.94 Incl. GST
Now$59.95 Excl. GST
Incl. GST
Excl. GST

  • - Product number: NUC002

This mating nuc has been designed for maximum efficiency and integrated use with standard Langstroth hives.  The dimensions of the mating nuc are 245mm x 245mm x H 240mm.  The wood frames with beeswax coated plastic foundation are sized to fit two rows in a special super to put on top of a standard Langstroth hive.  This allows the hive bees to draw the mating nuc hive frames, so they are ready to go.  The nurse bees you put into the mating nuc then won't have to use energy to draw the comb.  If the queen goes up into the special super and lays in the mating nuc frames it is a royal bonus!  Then you can put capped brood in your mating nuc and have newly emerged bees ready to take care of your virgin queen.  You may also get some frames filled with pollen, nectar and honey making the nuc hive a true miniature.  Then using the mating nuc super (one or even two) you possibly could overwinter an autumn queen in your wooden mating nuc.

Two sides of the mating nuc have polystyrene sandwiched between layers of wood, and a polystyrene panel is in the lid.  This increases the insulation value, yet still has all the interior surfaces clean wood.  Wood is what bees prefer and they won't chew it like they often do to polystyrene mating nucs.

If planning to overwinter a mated queen in the mating nuc, it might be prudent to block the bottom ventilation hole with polystyrene as well.

A purpose designed top feeder using the Ceracell patented bee-safe corner access system is available and recommended.  A top feeder gives the bees more room in the nuc itself and allows the beekeeper to replenish the feeder without disturbing the bees.

Shipping & Returns

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Goods will not be delivered to a customer until payment for the order has been received in full. This will only be following confirmation by our bank that payment in full has been accepted. For credit card and direct credit payment, this is generally within 24 hours of order acceptance.

Once dispatched you should receive your order within 5 working days (excluding weekends and public holidays). Rural deliveries may take an extra 1-2 working days. Visit our Delivery page for more information.


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Returns must be within 30 days of purchase. No returns or refunds will be considered after 30 days from the date of invoice. Goods must be unused, in original undamaged condition and packaging. All refunds will be provided back in the original tender. Debit/credit card refunds must be processed back onto the original card. Visit our Returns page for more information.

  • ”Perfect size mating nuc. Well built and can't beat a ceracell top feeder!”


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