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  1. #1
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    Default Corrugated Cardboard Nuc Boxes From Mann Lake?

    I would like to know if anyone has used these with any luck or success? I was thinking about selling some nucs this spring and was wondering if these could withstand a few weeks of wear and tear while they create a queen and perhaps live there for awhile. And I would like to know if they would be O.K. in the rain? I'm doubtful, but I thought I'd ask. Thanks in advance! Here's the link:

    http://www.mannlakeltd.com/beekeepin...es/page54.html

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    Default Re: Corrugated Cardboard Nuc Boxes From Mann Lake?

    They are great, I ordered 20 of them and have used about half of them so far. They did alot better that I thought. The only problem I have had is the lids blowing off in the wind, but a brick will solve that problem. Overall good for the money.
    14 year old Beek, raising chemical free bees in central Ga

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    Default Re: Corrugated Cardboard Nuc Boxes From Mann Lake?

    T152, I would be a little concerned about them chilling off due to the lack of insulation if we had a cold snap. However, it may be worth experimenting with insulation.
    I sold a couple of nucs this spring and transferred the bees into the customers' boxes; That takes too long, If I do it again I will buy something like the Mann Lake (or Jester, or MDA splitter) boxes and a few days before I called the customer I would take them from my wood boxes and put them in the disposable box.

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    Default Re: Corrugated Cardboard Nuc Boxes From Mann Lake?

    Bought 30 this year did great. I cut a hole in back for more circulation due to the heat this yr.

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    Default Re: Corrugated Cardboard Nuc Boxes From Mann Lake?

    I bought one and don't have the proper stapler to put it together. I rigged it together in not a great way and I do use it but have others I like better.
    I bought a similar waxed cardboard nuk from Brushy Mnt and I like that one much more. Also, the Jester plastic nuk (very reasonably priced) is a good one to have. Little tedious putting it together.
    My favorite is the Brushy Mountain one.

    http://www.brushymountainbeefarm.com...oductinfo/191/
    Last edited by bevy's honeybees; 08-04-2012 at 10:17 PM. Reason: added link
    Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. Prvb 16:24
    March 2010; +/- 30 hives, TF

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    Default Re: Corrugated Cardboard Nuc Boxes From Mann Lake?

    Bevy, I think the waxed boxes are of Mel's design. He also sells plain unwaxed boxes.
    http://www.mdasplitter.com/nuc_boxes.php

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    Default Re: Corrugated Cardboard Nuc Boxes From Mann Lake?

    Quote Originally Posted by bevy's honeybees View Post
    I bought one and don't have the proper stapler to put it together.
    once around with duct tape no stapler....
    Honeydew

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