our 6 frame poly Langstroth nuc (supplied without the removable side feeder) Takes 8 langstroth frames.
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.
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.
We will be releasing an extension box for this nuc hive in Summer 2018 which will allow the nuc to expand easily as the colony grows. The roof to the nuc also doubles as a floor when combined with the extension box so you can stack multiple colonies on top of each other. The travel screen (releasing Summer 2018) will also work like an open mesh floor or a type of cloaking board.