Insert this board in the centre of the hive to transform your NEW 6 frame NUC into two 3 frame nucleus colonies. This can also result in making two mating NUC using this method.
With the 6 Frame Nuc Hive & Mating Hive, two queens can be mated simultaneously within the same box by dividing this six frame hive into two, three frame mating units. If used as a mating hive each three frame compartment should be equipped with a frame with emerging brood, one frame containing food (or a frame feeder) and one foundation frame together with a sealed queen cell or hatched virgin queen. After the queen is establish and laying, the queen can be removed and the unit can be reused for mating another queen. At the end of the season in the Autumn, the divider can be removed and the six frame colony can be united as one, resulting in overwintered with a single young queen.