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  1. #41
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    Default Re: need ideas on how to attach removable bottoms on 5 frame nucs?

    Why?

    I mean, why thank you.
    Mark Berninghausen #youmatter

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    Default Re: need ideas on how to attach removable bottoms on 5 frame nucs?

    Mark,
    Thanks for the description and pics. I know I will be implementing that technique this coming season.

    Great stuff!

    Mike
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    Default Re: need ideas on how to attach removable bottoms on 5 frame nucs?

    Right on, thank you very much for the picture tutorial, I love that idea how to make nucs, nice I have to buy some queen excluders as I don't own a single one.
    Coyote Creek Bees

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    Default Re: need ideas on how to attach removable bottoms on 5 frame nucs?

    Duct Tape

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    Default Re: need ideas on how to attach removable bottoms on 5 frame nucs?

    Whatever floats your boat or fits your needs jredburn.
    Mark Berninghausen #youmatter

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    Default Re: need ideas on how to attach removable bottoms on 5 frame nucs?

    I see the clips and the bottom board sticking out only on one side. Are the clips just brackets to keep the bottom board from sliding or are they some kind of latch too?
    Brian Cardinal
    Zone 5a, Practicing non-intervention beekeeping

  7. #47
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    Default Re: need ideas on how to attach removable bottoms on 5 frame nucs?

    Just to keep the bottom board from slipping around. Plywood clips.
    Mark Berninghausen #youmatter

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    Default Re: need ideas on how to attach removable bottoms on 5 frame nucs?

    Quote Originally Posted by BeeGhost View Post
    Right on, thank you very much for the picture tutorial, I love that idea how to make nucs, nice I have to buy some queen excluders as I don't own a single one.
    Buy the plastic ones, they lay flatter on the hive body and are light and easy to stack.

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    Default Re: need ideas on how to attach removable bottoms on 5 frame nucs?

    For the big spenders here are some nice clips from England.

    http://www.thorne.co.uk/hardware-clo...roduct_id=1746

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    Default Re: need ideas on how to attach removable bottoms on 5 frame nucs?

    Quote Originally Posted by camero7 View Post
    Buy the plastic ones, they lay flatter on the hive body and are light and easy to stack.
    What are you refering to? I don't know of any plastic nuc boxes, especially ones w/ detatchable bottom boards.
    Mark Berninghausen #youmatter

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    Default Re: need ideas on how to attach removable bottoms on 5 frame nucs?

    Quote Originally Posted by camero7 View Post
    Buy the plastic ones, they lay flatter on the hive body and are light and easy to stack.
    Mark, I think he's talking about plastic excluders.

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    Default Re: need ideas on how to attach removable bottoms on 5 frame nucs?

    Oh, yeah, thanks. Reading it w/ your insight that makes sense.

    Personally, even though I have plastic excluders, I prefer the metal bound wire excluders. I feel they are easier on the bees. Just a feeling.

    I have all kinds, but only take thge metal bound wire excluders South. I found that leaving plastic excluders in SC over the Summer, sitting on a pallet in a bee yd, is a mistake. They fell apart when I picked them up.

    If you want to split two story nucs plastic excluders are easier to cut into narrow excluders.
    Mark Berninghausen #youmatter

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    Default Re: need ideas on how to attach removable bottoms on 5 frame nucs?

    Quote Originally Posted by sqkcrk View Post
    What are you refering to? I don't know of any plastic nuc boxes, especially ones w/ detatchable bottom boards.
    Queen excluders

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    Default Re: need ideas on how to attach removable bottoms on 5 frame nucs?

    Figured that out w/ some help from Steve O. Thanks.
    Mark Berninghausen #youmatter

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    Default Re: need ideas on how to attach removable bottoms on 5 frame nucs?

    Sorry to resurrect a thread that was heading down the list....just wanted to mention that after seeing those expensive clips from Australia and England I couldn't help but try to make some (is that a genetic trait ). Went down to the local hobby supply and picked up a 3-pack of 3ft music wire for $2.45. They have it there because it's got the springyness necessary to make landing gear for rc planes. Man that stuff is tough to bend, but that's sort of the point. I was able to make a pair of them without much trouble just from the pics. I like them too, probably use the rest of the wire to make more.

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    Default Re: need ideas on how to attach removable bottoms on 5 frame nucs?

    This might come in handy for homemade clips:

    http://www.duluthtrading.com/store/p...N_Home_Gift212

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    Default Re: need ideas on how to attach removable bottoms on 5 frame nucs?

    I admire the folks that like to build things they can easily buy and use w/out much effort, like the plywood clips. How come none of y'all have tried building those? The ones at the stores cost pennies. Two of those and 6 screws and tie wires and there ya go. And nothing down the sides to catch on something.

    I thought the photos would have clinched it. To each his/her own.
    Mark Berninghausen #youmatter

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    Default Re: need ideas on how to attach removable bottoms on 5 frame nucs?

    Quote Originally Posted by sqkcrk View Post
    I admire the folks that like to build things they can easily buy and use w/out much effort, like the plywood clips. How come none of y'all have tried building those? The ones at the stores cost pennies. Two of those and 6 screws and tie wires and there ya go.
    Do I detect a tiny bit of sarcasm in that response?
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    Default Re: need ideas on how to attach removable bottoms on 5 frame nucs?

    I am only responsible for what I write, not what you read.
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    Default Re: need ideas on how to attach removable bottoms on 5 frame nucs?

    Quote Originally Posted by sqkcrk View Post
    I am only responsible for what I write, not what you read.

    Now thats funny right there!
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