SWI-BINE MINI MATING HIVE
Paynes Bee Farm - Beekeeping Equipment
These little mini mating hives are ideal for raising mated Queens using only a handful of bees, meaning you dont waste one of your full size colonies from honey production.
The Swi-bine polystyrene mating hive comes complete with 3 mini frames and a built in feeder.
The front has a sliding panel, which regulates the ventilation and opens or closes the flight hole.
The bottom of the hive is built with a plastic panel that can be removed when you want to fill the hive with bees or when you want to introduce the mated queen into a queenless family.
A queen excluder in front of the food chamber ensures that the bees won't build into this area.