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Trevs Bees - Paradise Honey polystyrene double 3 frame Nucleus Honey Bee Hive - YouTube


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Thanks [USER=72]@Trevor Gillbanks[/USER] I enjoy watching your videos. I noticed these cost a bit more than regular nucs, what additional benefit do they provide? Excluding this design, do you have any suggestions on where I can acquire a nuc top feeder?

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They are a lot warmer for the bees. You can buy a top feeder with them as shown in the video. 3 frame nuc's allow you to make small splits, 1 frame brood, 1 frame feed, 1 undrawn frame. This is a lot less bees and resources from the parent hive. I make my own nuc's and top feeders, I don't sell them. Sorry

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Hi Trev, thank you, enjoyed that - as usual! I was hoping for a bit more info on what the EPS hives are like to use? I am quite taken by them, and see they are used commercially in the EU and Australia, and by many a hobbyist in the UK. The manufacturers make some big claims about increased honey production and an earlier Spring build up, etc. Your thoughts? Are the hives durable, as the manufacturers claim a multi decade life span for them? Would you recommend these hives to other people? Thanks in advance.

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I am planning on doing a video of the EPS hive this weekend. It will be a couple of weeks before it hits YouTube. I will talk about durability etc then.

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[USER=72]@Trevor Gillbanks[/USER] I'm very jealous of all your toys. Each new video reveals another piece of equipment that I DON'T HAVE :(

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[USER=72]@Trevor Gillbanks[/USER] What was your reason for not feeding the nuc in this video? Would placing this nuc a meter infront of parent hive entrance be okay? I'm thinking to get one of these

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I put a frame of honey and pollen in the nuc. That will last a nuc for at least 6 or 8 weeks even if they don't bring in any stores. I don't usually feed nucs syrup.

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