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    Question Medium Nucs?

    Have been thinking about going into the Medium Nuc production, as there seems to be a problem finding a supplier? (everybody produces deep frame nucs, which doesn't work very well for all medium only beeks)
    Just surfing for some feedback and if there would be any interest from fellow beeks on this forum?
    Thanks! Mtn. Bee

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    Default Re: Medium Nucs?

    I am predominantly an all-medium beekeeper. I also produce some nucs each year and have no trouble "moving" them. I have even installed some into deep hives for customers, apparently they expand into the deeper supers without much trouble - but it seems that it would be a little trickier to work it the other way. I've done both, and that seems right to me.
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    Default Re: Medium Nucs?

    "Stick with all 10 frame 7 5/8" boxes, one size for all. (forget Mediums.)"

    Hmmmm??? Where I heard this before?

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    Default Re: Medium Nucs?

    I'm an all medium beekeeper and I make all my medium 6 frame nucs out of plywood. Although after talking to Michael Bush, I think I'm going to use 8 frame medium supers as nuc's and just put in two follower boards to reduce the size down.
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    Default Re: Medium Nucs?

    Hmmmmmmm...I wonder
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    Default Re: Medium Nucs?

    You can buy medium nuc boxes from the catalog from Brushy Mt.
    You can buy medium nuc boxes from Western Bee Supply, but you may have to ask for them.
    You can buy medium nuc boxes from Miller Bee Supply.

    My guess is almost any supplier can get them for you.
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    Default Re: Medium Nucs?

    Next year we plan on doing the same thing as Charlie B, and use eight frame mediums as our nuc boxes.

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    Default Re: Medium Nucs?

    We have sold deep nucs for the past couple of years. We always got several calls from people who wanted medium nucs. I think there is a demand, at least in certain areas of the country.

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