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Convert a Technoset brood box in the most efficient way to start nucleus hives.
In a hurry to split hives? Fit the kit to a single brood box and come back 3 days later to see which side has no eggs. Scrape off any queen cells and insert a new caged queen. Alternatively, a queen cell can be added with a queen almost ready to emerge.
Nucs of this size require a lot less care and attention than smaller ones. During winter, the hives can share the warmth generated within the brood box.
In the case of a lost queen, the divider can be removed and the colonies united.
Each feeder has a compartment with a lid for feeding pollen patties or protein supplements. The bees can only access the syrup in a narrow passage to prevent drowning. The feeders have vents to allow damp air to disperse through the vents in the Technosetbee roof.
To refill the feeders, simply lift the roof and top up without any disturbance to the bees. Alternatively, feeder valves can be fitted to the roof to avoid even lifting the roof when topping up the syrup.
Bees naturally grow quicker upwards rather than sideways so we have a second story divider available as well so you can add another box on top while still keeping the divisions.
3x3 Frame Kit: This means you can split your hive into 3, 3 frame nucs by adding 2 divider boards. this is great for raising nucs or rearing queens. You can watch an explanatory video on it here
2x5 Frame Kit: This kit will allow you to split your hive into 2, 5 frame nucs by adding 1 divider board. This is great for raising nucs or rearing queens. You can watch an explanatory video on it here
3/4 Depth: This means your kit will 3/4 depth components.
Full Depth: This means all your components will be Full Depth.
Feeders and Dividers only: Your Kit will only contain the feeders and divider boards - great for those who already have a Technoset hive set up or for anyone wanting to modify their existing hives.
1 Story Technoset Package: The Kit will come with Feeders, Dividers and a 1 story Technoset Hive Setup which includes 1 of each of the following: Technoset Roof, Vented floor and Brood Box. Great for those wanting to put their existing bee frames straight in.
1 Story Technoset Package inc RTG Frames: The Kit will come with Feeders, Dividers and a 1 story Technoset Hive Setup which includes 1 of each of the following: Technoset Roof, Vented floor, Brood Box and Russian Pine frames fitted with Medium brood foundation. The 2x5 kit comes with 10 of these frames and the 3x3 kit comes with 9.