The Ontario Nuc Box is a lightweight but strong nuc shipping box made of 3 mm polypropylene (corrugated plastic similar to our winter wraps) that is rain resistant when left in the beeyard. Nuc producers will have more time to prepare larger orders and to accommodate pick up more easily. This nuc box can also be used when making splits, and swarm catching. It may be possible to winter nucs on top of mature hives in these boxes. This box is proudly made in Ontario of #5 plastic so it can be recycled through the blue box program.
Wellington Beekeepers' Association plan to take orders again for nuc boxes during August 2014 and early September 2014 for pickup in mid October 2014, and again in the spring of 2015.