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    Default honeyman test the water

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    Ed... did you make these nucs?
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    Yes you can get 14 out of a 4x8 sheet
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    What size is that 1.5 inch? They make a grey and a blue board that are denser than the pink. I' m wondering if the bees will chew it? Nice job....I thought that they were bought until the question was posed.
    Always question Conventional Wisdom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluegrass View Post
    What size is that 1.5 inch? They make a grey and a blue board that are denser than the pink. I' m wondering if the bees will chew it? Nice job....I thought that they were bought until the question was posed.

    I would go with the pink...there are very few drones in a little nuc, and pink is much better for girls, they don't like blue or grey as much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScadsOBees View Post
    they don't like blue or grey as much.
    I don't know about that.
    I know a lot of girls who like blue better than pink
    busy as a bee, suit maker

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    Nice job honeyman!
    "Younz" have a great day, I will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScadsOBees View Post
    I would go with the pink...there are very few drones in a little nuc, and pink is much better for girls, they don't like blue or grey as much.
    The foam board is 3/4" I think if I make more I will buy 1" and look at blue board to see if it is stronger, I only painted them to make then a little stronger. I used one from "Mann Lake" to get an idea how to make them, it takes a lot of work but the weather has been bad so I keep busy makeing things. I cant remember who but they had drawings posted on how to make them for $1.

    And don`t you guys call me a sissy for useing pink or I will hit you with my purse, and "Menards" only has pink so there
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    What did you use to cut it with? They look so professional!!

    I've tried cutting 2" stuff (contractor grade- hubbys a carpenter) with a long kitchen knife as well as a sheetrock knife. Maybe cutting the 1" stuff is easier? The sheetrock knife made too large of a cut and it was sloppy. The sharp knife made a nice smooth cut but it was hard to keep it going straight. The last thing I tried was my table saw - which at first was cutting wonderfully then all of a sudden it started catching it and ripping it out of my hands, causing the foam to rip as well (not to mention dangerous). Later I realized that the blade was heating up and "melting" the foam onto the blade, so maybe if I wouldve given it a break every so often it wouldnt pull??

    I already cut out wood to make about 8 baby nucs but I like the foam ones too.

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    Dee
    I cut them with a table saw and radial arm saw, yes slow is better so you dont heat the blade'

    Camera makes things look better
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    Default Re: honeyman test the water

    Did you make the frames yourself?
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