I mean, why thank you.
I mean, why thank you.
Thanks for the description and pics. I know I will be implementing that technique this coming season.
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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
Whatever floats your boat or fits your needs jredburn.
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?
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Just to keep the bottom board from slipping around. Plywood clips.
For the big spenders here are some nice clips from England.
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.
Figured that out w/ some help from Steve O. Thanks.
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.
This might come in handy for homemade clips:
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.
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