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Langstroth Nucleus Hive Box / Resource Colony Box / Queen Mating Box
This is a 5-Frame Hive kit consisting of:
1x Assembled and unpainted Solid Bottom Board
1x Unassembled and unpainted Deep Brood Box
1x Assembled and unpainted Telescoping Cover
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Please note that these boxes have dovetailed joints for a stronger box.
This box is basically a 5-Frame Nuc box, but it is built like a regular hive with a separate bottom board, box, and lid. This allows you to stack an additional 5-Frame brood box on top to create a 5-over-5 hive.
These are great for splitting out a few frames from a production hive that is getting full and might start to swarm. When done correctly, you are creating a mid-summer Nuc that should grow out to a decent hive, leaving your production hive strong. The parts of this resource hive can be used to fix a failing production hive. If it is still viable in September, this can be turned into a hive to attempt to make it through winter. Just ask... I can walk you through it.
With a slight modification, this box can be used as a dual Queen Mating Box.