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Beekeeping Supplies UK 14x12 Brood Frames - 14 x 12 Deep Brood Frames - Pack of 10 14x12 Deep Brood Frames - With Nails

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It's not uncommon around here to run brood and a half, but I can't help feeling that's the most awkward of all possible options. and to be honest the 14 x 12 box is usually big enough to take even the biggest colony and the most fecund of queens- by the time they have got to full size you have supers on anyway and they have the extra space they need . Frames for illustration purposes only and are not included, please note these boxes are not supplied with bees. The 14 x 12 eke is a simple device which fits on top of a National brood box to provide space for 12″ high frames (see below).

Some of our sheds may require guttering due to the large amount of water falling to the rear panel that may cause water to soak into the unit.This inspired us to develop a new higher density polystyrene nuc box that has more than 1 basic purpose. There are other reasons which I'm not experienced enough to comment on but make sense to me such as helping expansion and lower likelyhood to swarm.

Just insert the metal frame runners into the slots (provided) and give your hive a lick of paint and you are ready to go! Due to the soft properties of EPS (Expanded Polystyrene) and the steam moulding method used to create these products we must inform you that every box will have some sign of manufacturing marks, whether this be from ejecting from the tool onto the heavily padded conveyor belt or light marks from the core steam vents. Consenting to these technologies will allow us to process data such as browsing behavior or unique IDs on this site. You can reduce back down to one brood and move to flows where you don't want more foraging bees but less bee looking after brood. Please note timber is a natural product and prone to changes in appearance, including some movement, warping and splitting, particularly in extreme weather conditions.This simple yet effective concept allows beekeepers to easily create self-sustaining mating nucs that are from a standardised national frame design. At any point after assembly the building has been in contact with any trees, plants or exterior walls which could allow moisture to penetrate the timber. Place a queen excluder on top of the National brood box, then a small eke (say 25 mm high) with an entrance. The benefits of the shed being fully pressure-treated means it is protected against decay, rot, and pest damage for years. It might take a few days for the bees to get the message that we want the queen to lay in the 14 x 12's but after a week or so there should be eggs and small larvae in the 14 x 12 frames.

Your shed must be treated within 6 months of purchase and then every 6 to 12 months to activate your 10 year anti rot guarantee and protect your shed from the weather also ensuring it's watertight. We take great pride in our nuc production and we guaranteed you will not be disappointed with the bees. Over time we have worked with many other polystyrene boxes, but we were never quite able to find something suitable for us. I have tried to force the colony to work upstairs straight away by putting the queen on foundation only above the excluder.However you will probably see that after a few days the queen is just wandering around on the queen excluder and not doing much - and she could be ignored and get cold. But it's all a matter of personal choice and what suits YOU - the only way to find out is to try a 14 x 12 and see. Only once we are completely happy that the bees are ready to be hived and that the weather is suitable will we start to let them go out. Chose from our plain wood frames in White, Black or Grey or Brushed gun metals, blacks, silvers or whites.

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