Re: Deep Nuc's at Supers?
I have nuc boxes whose bottoms aren't permenently attatched. They are held on w/ wires attatched to the box and the bottom board by a screw in the box and a screw in the bottom board, front and back. I find these reaL usable when making splits in the spring.
I can also use a bottomless nuc box as a super, which I do if I haven't transfered, or sold, all of my nucs into full sized boxes(ie 10 frame). I don't super nucs for honey production, but I don't know why it wouldn't work. You'd probably have to keep a closer eye on them, perhaps. I imagine others know.
Have fun w/ your experiment and let us know how it works.
Most people I know avoid picking up a full deep of honey by running brood nests in deeps and honey supers in mediums or shallows. W/ little if any problems.
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