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  1. #1
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    Default BeeMax deep quad mini mating nuc and swarm box pics

    I put this under the queen rearing catagory because of the quad box. No new ideas here, but some that may want to build there own may want to see the assembly.
    They can email me for still photos or questions.

    Slideshow:
    http://s425.photobucket.com/albums/p...1&t=1328133221


    Burned deep box is for swarm collection. First on the slide show is that box with LOTS of Ventilation for possibly hot and angry bees. Just use a ratchet strap to secure the assembly. Note the bottom board has corners to keep the deep box in place.





    The Dadant hive bodies needed the frame shelf raised quite a bit to use deep frames. I was surprised. I have never heard of them needing that.There is not much info on the internet about them. I installed about a 3/8" wood shim and then the plastic protector that came with them. Otherwise the deep frame hung past the bottom about 1/2 "
    Top feeder or vent holes are screened. To use them as feeders add an empty box over the feeders, then the top. To use as vents just shim the top slightly to allow air flow.
    I am using purchased nuc entrance reducers, but you could keep the 3 1/3" cut out from the feeding holes, drill you own holes for entrance control.

    I looked long and hard at premade styrofoam mini nuc box's and quads, but they were ether not what I wanted or shipping was too much. The Dadant's deep box's were not too bad shipping on 12 deeps was $64.00 and I bought a few extra to sell to help pay for mine.
    They are time consuming to divide and make all the frames, but now that the first one is complete, I can whip through the rest a lot faster. Good projects for winter time. Spring will be here before you know it.
    Last edited by Lauri; 02-01-2012 at 05:29 PM.

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    Default Re: BeeMax deep quad mini mating nuc and swarm box pics

    After browsing the photo gallery, I've decided that you have too much free time to decorate the hives. *grins*

    With that said, have you tried out the 3-frame long hive/mating nucs? I was curious how well those would work, but haven't tried yet.

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    Default Re: BeeMax deep quad mini mating nuc and swarm box pics

    I have not tried them yet. Just made them recently. I can't wait for spring though.
    Although I try to think of everything, but once they are in use I usually see room for improvement in the designs.
    I like the long hive nuc and with some thought in the layout, I could easily be a multi use piece of equipment.
    Last edited by Lauri; 02-01-2012 at 07:19 PM.

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    Default Re: BeeMax deep quad mini mating nuc and swarm box pics

    Really nice!

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    Default Re: BeeMax deep quad mini mating nuc and swarm box pics

    I added a few photos to the slideshow.
    Showing the modified standard box with 1x2's to make the outside measurement fit the Beemax bottom body-so you can use quart sized glass jars for feeding.





    I covered the migratory style top with aluminum to keep out wet weather OUT. Even sealed wood covers still leak a touch.



    Or cover them with a rubber mat:

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    Default Re: BeeMax deep quad mini mating nuc and swarm box pics

    Curious what is that pan looking thing under the hive?

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