Beekeeping Classes and Supplies

Deluxe Double Wide Nucleus Colony

The first step toward a sustainable apiary is the creation of nucleus colonies.  They can be used for management, increase, or as a backup against winter losses.  The Double Wide is our favorite setup - two small colonies can share warmth and it's interchangeable with lots of your other equipment in the apiary.

These nucs are a modified version of our excellent, Amish-crafted hives from Forest Hill Woodworking in Pennsylvania.  The setup includes an overwintering double screen bottom board, divided box-joined hive bodies, homasote inner cover, and telescoping outer cover.  The outer cover is finished with durable white aluminum flashing you can write on with a pencil.  Notes about the hive's status will last through the weather until you choose to erase them.

Available in 8 or 10 frame deep size (frames and foundation not included.)

Overwintering Double Screens are sold individually - click this link