National 5 Frame Nucleus Hives are the same size as a Half Brood Box – 230mm x 460mm – so that two will fit side by side over a standard Brood Box.
Constructed in Scandinavian redwood. The hive includes an open mesh floor with pull out white inspection board, brood chamber with steel runners and entrance disc, 65mm deep feeder eke with 2 holes in plywood base and bottom spacing, crown board with bee escape and a 150mm deep roof with ventilation and metal roof cover. For lifting purposes the floor is attached to the Half Brood Box with quick release Toggle Clips to the front and rear which still allows two Half Brood Boxes to be placed side by side on a full size Brood Box for over-wintering. The hive is finished in 2 coats of white Cuprinol (water based wood preserver).