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  1. #1
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    Default Mating Nuc Movie

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROfms3peTnM

    The above website is a movie on youtube showing an interesting mating nuc that contains one full size frame that is folded in half. I have never seen this before. Has anyone used this style of mating nuc? I like the idea of still being able to use the frame in full size equipment. Also what language is the gentleman in the video speaking? Check it out.

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    That was awesome !! I like the double use of equipment.
    Everything happens for a reason. Time heals all wounds - time and a half heals them even faster

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    Check out Dave Cushman's web site. There are such frames there, with plans. The UK beekeepers really go in for gadgets. They seem to have a homemade tool or device for just about everything.

    http://website.lineone.net/~dave.cushman

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    Default mating nuc

    I freak'n love the internet! On his website he has plans for "Bi-Fold" frames which are what was in the movie. Thanks for the info. Here is a quote from his website:

    "I would use only bifold frames as my mating frames... They are easier to make, stronger and less costly, they are also easier to fit with wax foundation. I would make all my mating nucs to take two of these folded bifold frames at least and three may well be even better."

    Printed from Dave Cushman's website Live CD version

    Doesn't 2 or 3 folded frames seem unecessary for a mating nuc? The movie only had 1.

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    >Doesn't 2 or 3 folded frames seem unecessary for a mating nuc? The movie only had 1.

    I think I would prefer more than just the one frame so I could better evaluate the queen's brood pattern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Beekman View Post
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROfms3peTnM
    Also what language is the gentleman in the video speaking?
    He's speaking Turkish.

    His name is Mr. Mustafa Kabaoğlu and from İstanbul/Turkey

    He's a school manager and beekeeper.

    http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/2366/img5242vw3.jpg
    A enstantane from his apiary...

    http://picasaweb.google.com.tr/karde...AralK2007Pazar

    Our meeting photos from his apiary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Beekman View Post
    Doesn't 2 or 3 folded frames seem unecessary for a mating nuc? The movie only had 1.
    The 4 way mating nuc box I use has 4 mini-combs in each section. That would be 2 folded frames. I wouldn't want more than that, because it takes too long to find the queen.

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    Default Folding frames

    I wonder if you have to shave the wide combs when they are
    in a normal hive for too long, so the bees don't get crushed
    folded.

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    Looked like a nifty feeder in the cover too!

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