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  1. #1
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    Default Made 125 nuc boxes - snowy days are great for shop work!

    I spent the past couple days making a few nucs. They are the D-Coates style. They have ventilation holes in each end, and have 3/8" full width entrances. They are glued at every joint with Titebond II, and stapled with 1" glue-coated staples. I built 125 of them; kept me busy during the last few (snowy) days. We have to primer and paint them as soon as the weather shapes up. We have amost 2' of snow on the ground right now, and it is 30 degrees F.

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    Enjoy!

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    Default Re: Made 125 nuc boxes - snowy days are great for shop work!

    Great way to take care of that cabin fever

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    Default Re: Made 125 nuc boxes - snowy days are great for shop work!

    Aproximate how much $ does each box come out to be? Not including nails, paint, labor, etc.

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    Default Re: Made 125 nuc boxes - snowy days are great for shop work!

    Holy crap! And I thought I did ok today by making a double nuc box, and 2x screened bottom boards with removable solid bottoms. Thanks for the pics!

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    Default Re: Made 125 nuc boxes - snowy days are great for shop work!

    Did u put those together in your living room? Ha just kiddin looks good bout 5 years ago i put 200 deeps together in my laundry room!!!
    AKA BEEMAN800

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    Default Re: Made 125 nuc boxes - snowy days are great for shop work!

    You really bang it out!

    What is the primary use for them.
    Splits or are you going to fill them and sell them?
    You should come visit me in Florida and "teach" me how to build about 75 of those.
    I'd also like to watch you build bottom boards !!

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    Default Re: Made 125 nuc boxes - snowy days are great for shop work!

    RAK:
    Not including labor, it comes to $5.85 each nuc. Wood = $5.05, glue + staples = average 80 cents, maybe a little high of an estimate.

    Brian Suchan:
    I built them out in the garage, and took it inside for the photos.

    Mbeck:
    Thanks. I will fill and sell 25 of them. The rest I will install package bees in; they grow faster and build up better, if first installed in a nuc and fed heavily, with both syrup and pollen sub. We'll hafta see about Florida!

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    Default Re: Made 125 nuc boxes - snowy days are great for shop work!

    I figured that had 2 laugh at the couch in background. When ur packages coming in?? Hopefully you will have better weather than we have had on ours the last 10days. Keep that snow coming headin out 2 the snowies on friday.
    AKA BEEMAN800

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    Default Re: Made 125 nuc boxes - snowy days are great for shop work!

    Great job Benjamin! How much you paying for plywood out there?

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    Default Re: Made 125 nuc boxes - snowy days are great for shop work!

    $20.25 for a 4'x8' sheet of 1/2".

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    Default Re: Made 125 nuc boxes - snowy days are great for shop work!

    Packages come in on two different dates: first 90 on the 27 of April and the other 110 on the 4th of May. The first 90 are for resale.

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    Default Re: Made 125 nuc boxes - snowy days are great for shop work!

    Good work as usual Ben. I always have had problems with plywood nucs, over a period of time they bend and the lids warp. Yours look great, thanks for posting.

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    Default Re: Made 125 nuc boxes - snowy days are great for shop work!

    Thanks, broodhead.

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