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  1. #21
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Chatsworth, California

    Default Re: Nuc question for ya.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vance G View Post
    The easy way of converting is to just put two mediums on a bottom board. Put the nuc frames all the way to one side and fill the rest of the two mediums up and down with medium frames. As the bees expand into the center of the two mediums and the outside deep frame has had all the brood emerge, remove it and slide the next deep frame to the outside position and fill from the far side up and down with medium frames. The deep frames will probably be full of stores. To save this just lay the frame on the top bars and let the bees rob it out. After it is robbed out, it can easily be cut down with a table saw or the wax salvaged for candles. It is just not a huge obstacle.
    I agree with Vance. I've seen it done this way with no problems.

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Biloxi, Mississippi, USA

    Default Re: Nuc question for ya.

    If weight is the reason you're considering using all mediums, you could use 8 frame deeps with 8 frame mediums on top. I run one deep and one medium for the brood chamber. This setup works for me and it solves the nuc problem and is easier to lift than 10 frame equipment.

  3. #23
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Tucson, Arizona, USA

    Default Re: Nuc question for ya.

    Keeping hives with any combinations of different depth supers/frames always creates the same problem the O.P. brought up about starting medium frame colonies with deep frame nucs.
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