Re: Small Cell Hive
I'm guessing that having something shipped from the U.S. to Auckland costs +/- a gazillion dollars... but if you wanted to splurge and buy just 5 or 10 frames of Honey Super Cell you can buy individual frames at Lapps:
Your theory of using a weak hive to draw out the 4.9 is interesting but I wouldn't have the patience for that...
Have you considered setting up one or two more "weak" hives to get some wax drawn and then combine them?
Trying to think inside the box...