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    Default Bearding



    Bees are bearding this evening

    hmmm- that didn't work

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    Last edited by Bizzybee; 07-28-2009 at 03:42 PM. Reason: max image size 640x480

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    That's real pretty looking hive ya got there. Looks like mine in the evenings here too! This was taken in the late afternoon, as evening gets later the beards get thicker and longer. They can grow a beard alot faster than I can!


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    Ray, Nice photo
    What is located on top of your nucs?
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    Hi Ernie,
    I don't understand the question? You see something on top of my nucs? There are the tops of three nucs shown in the pic, they are closer to the camera at the bottom edge of the pic. I see a yellow leaf on top of one, the others have nothing that I see? Are you seeing the lids I made? They are lids that can be a bottom board or a top board/lid either one. Or, there's a Yuban coffee can on the top of one of the hives? That's not what you mean is it?

    Ray
    Last edited by Bizzybee; 07-28-2009 at 03:43 PM. Reason: Unnecessary quote

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    They are lids that can be a bottom board or a top board/lid either one
    Yep, that's what I see.
    it's nice to have some flexability.
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    Ernie,
    Yes, I can stack my boxes and have 2 or 3 story nucs. Or I don't have to have 2 kinds of boards needed for each box, just one stack of boards that work for both tops and bottoms. I've got some with holes in the top for using a top bottle feeder.

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    These are my reprobates. It's just plain hot here, and this is what they do.






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    Ray,
    You don't mind if I copy cat your nuc cover/bottom board idea do you. Neat idea!
    Richard

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    Not at all, it's all your's Richard!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RayMarler View Post
    Not at all, it's all your's Richard!
    Could I ask for you to post a closer-up picture at your leisure?

    Thanks - Steven

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    Quote Originally Posted by RayMarler View Post
    Ernie,
    Yes, I can stack my boxes and have 2 or 3 story nucs. Or I don't have to have 2 kinds of boards needed for each box, just one stack of boards that work for both tops and bottoms. I've got some with holes in the top for using a top bottle feeder.
    Do you have any more pictures of them? I just bought up an old beeks basically unused equipment and there were a couple of nucs with it all, but we couldn't find the bottom boards or covers for them. When I go to build some I'd like to consider your design a little more.
    Thanks,
    Reid
    Last edited by Bizzybee; 07-28-2009 at 03:44 PM.

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    Sorry for the long delay, I don't get along to well with cameras!



    This is an empty nuc box, on top of a mating nuc box, that houses a top bottle feeder. There's a couple of these top/bottom combo boards in there.

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    Thanks for the extra photos. Great idea.
    ~Reid

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    Dan Hayden 4 Years. 9 hives. Tx Free. USDA Zone 5b.

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