Mini mating hives are ideal for raising mated Queens using fewer bees. The benefit of these smaller hives is you do not waste one of your full size colonies from honey production.
This single layer double mating nuc has the flexibility to be used as a single or as 2 separate mating nuts. The mating nuc features an opening at each end and a small internal gate separating the 2 hive so it can be closed to use as 2 independent matings nucs or opened for one larger mating nuc.
The polystyrene mating hive comes complete with 4 mini frames (2 for each side) and a removable queen excluder for the feeding area. Each end of the hive has an entrance discs that give you flexibility as they can be used for a number of purposes; fully closed, closed with ventilation or fully open.
The bottom of the hive is built with a plastic panel that can be removed when you want to fill the hive with bees or when you want to introduce the mated queen into a queenless family.