Results 1 to 9 of 9

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Stockton, CA
    Posts
    309

    Default Qeustion about making a bottom board for my nuc boxes and dado cut a 3/4" entrance

    Can I nail a board to the bottom of a nuc that's a little longer than the box and dado cut a 3/4" hole in the bottom of a nuc box? Do I even need the landing board? Is there a draw back to this idea. I plan on moving them into 10 frame equipment when their filled out enough.

    Thank you for your ideas?

    Mike

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Lyons, CO
    Posts
    3,046

    Default Re: Qeustion about making a bottom board for my nuc boxes and dado cut a 3/4" entranc

    Easy and effective. While the landing board is nice the bees will figure it out if it's absent. I'd leave it. And it's even easier to just drill a 1" hole in the front but if you have a separate dado tablesaw or router set up then go ahead.
    Bees, brews and fun
    in Lyons, CO

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Warrior, Alabama
    Posts
    1,071

    Default Re: Qeustion about making a bottom board for my nuc boxes and dado cut a 3/4" entranc

    few trees have landing boards. Makes you wonder how they survived!
    Old Guy in Alabama

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Napoleon, OH
    Posts
    107

    Default Re: Qeustion about making a bottom board for my nuc boxes and dado cut a 3/4" entranc

    None of my nuc boxes have landing boards, and they work just fine. I just drill a 7/8" entrance hole in the front of the box.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Grosse Ile, Michigan, USA
    Posts
    2,901

    Default Re: Qeustion about making a bottom board for my nuc boxes and dado cut a 3/4" entranc

    I'm about to make a bunch of nucs, and for the bottom boards I'm going to use 19/32" plywood and attach it with good exterior screws right to the bottom of the nuc boxes, no glue just in case I ever need to pull the bottom board off for some reason. I will seal the edges of the plywood real good with something, don't know exactly what yet, before I paint the outside surfaces. I'll drill a 3/4" hole in the front of the nuc for an entrance. John

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Portland, Oregon
    Posts
    968

    Default Re: Qeustion about making a bottom board for my nuc boxes and dado cut a 3/4" entranc


  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    havana fl
    Posts
    1,358

    Default Re: Qeustion about making a bottom board for my nuc boxes and dado cut a 3/4" entranc

    If you attach a plywood bottom directly to the box bottom when moving frames ya crush a lot of bees. Add a 3/8-inch spacer to the perimeter of the bottom board. Landing boards collect water and if not tilted a bit it runs into the hive.
    Im really not that serious

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Stockton, CA
    Posts
    309

    Default Re: Qeustion about making a bottom board for my nuc boxes and dado cut a 3/4" entranc

    Thank you all for your input. This is were I'm at now. Should I shim the bottom? If I had it to do all over I would have shimmed and used an removable entrance reducer. How long can I leave a nuc completely closed up while I'm moving it?

    I really like the video. Looks like you can winter small nucs on bigger hives for warmth.

    Here's pictures: https://plus.google.com/photos/11557...55532450605729

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Ads