Complete Nuc Kit with Emlock, Frames & Foundation
Be ready to catch your next swarm or prepare for your next hive split!
Waggle & Forage make our Nuc Kits right here in Kyneton. Complete with emlock and 5 assembled frames with beeswax foundations, our Nuc Kit supers and lids have been hot-wax-dipped and painted. These 5 Frame Nucs make great swarm catchers.
What does "Waxed Dipped & Painted" mean?
Waggle & Forage run a preserving process on pine hive-ware that ensures longevity and protects your beehive from the harsh Australian weather. Once your beehive lid has been assembled, we dip the pine in 170 deg/Celsius of hot wax, consisting of 50% microcrystalline and 50% paraffin. Our Nuc supers are dipped for 10 minutes, at which point we elevate from the hot wax and pant immediately with a high quality oil based paint.
Any moisture in the pine is steamed out during the dipping phase. As we paint the pine immediately, the paint soaks into the pine and also bakes onto the surface.
Whilst we make no guarantee on the longevity of your hive-ware, we are proud to be using this well known and established standard for hive-ware preservation.