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Poly Hive & Poly Nuc Gudies

Can i use wooden hive parts with my poly hive parts

Yes, we have designed the poly hive so that you can use wooden hive parts with them. Whether that is using a wooden brood box on the poly floor or wooden supers on your poly brood box. The only limitation is that a wooden roof won't fit over a poly b

Do you have an eke for the Poly Langstroth Nuc?

Short answer is no, not yet but we are hoping to in the future.    So if you want to feed your bees over winter with fondant, there are a number of suggestions we advise.1. Use the frame feeder to put the fondant in.    Simple and it works but ideall

How do i clean poly hives?

The hives are best cleaned with a solution of washing soda. This will dissolve propolis and clean off any dirt etc. Hive tools can be used to remove propolis and wax, however care must be taken as it will dig into the polystyrene if the tool is not k

Should I paint my poly Hive/Poly Nuc?

Although you don’t need to paint polystyrene hive parts, like the wooden equivalent, they will last much longer if you do. Exterior masonry paints or even the Cuprinol shades can be used. Painting the inside of the feeder is also recommended, especia


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West Sussex


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