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10 bar Top Bar Nuc from old Estate Agents boards

 
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shearno
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 7:41 pm    Post subject: 10 bar Top Bar Nuc from old Estate Agents boards Reply with quote

I have made a 10 bar Top Bar Nuc using discarded Estate Agent boards. It was very quick to make and could be useful in various ways such as a temporary nucleus hive, a box to shake a swarm into, a bait box to attract a swarm and a transportation hive.




There is a video showing how I put it together here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjduetwAgK4
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good.
Would make a cheap & lightweight swarm trap as well IMHO.
Unfortunately your youtube channel is set to private so I couldn't view the video.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes it would make a good swarm trap and easy to make quite a few.

I have now changed the settings for the YouTube video so now should view ok, thanks
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2015 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks great.

I've also used that plastic bathroom panelling(discarded in a skip) to make a national nuc, by screwing it to a wooden frame. It works very well and is ideal for doing trap out's where you have to lift bees and hive up and down ladders.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a great idea - did you try it out as a bait hive?
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