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    Default Nice NUC box

    I am in the market for a nice 5 frame NUC box. Found a few on a web search but don't know which would be the best. I was thinking of going with the box Dadant supplies, mainly because they are down the road a few miles from me so no shipping. I want a good box but don't have the tools to make one myself. If you purchased a good one that actually fit together right let me know. Nice to hear from someone with first hand experience.
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    Default Re: Nice NUC box

    I like the Brushy Mountain 5 frame. It comes with an inner cover and telescoping cover so you can stack another box and use a pail feeder.....or add another 5 frame Nuc box if the bees expand fast.

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    Default Re: Nice NUC box

    Quote Originally Posted by LeonardS View Post
    I like the Brushy Mountain 5 frame..........
    I'm going to check out the web site.
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    Default Re: Nice NUC box

    Check on ebay. I bought a really nice one for $30.00 totally assembled. Seems like shipping was around $8.00

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    Default Re: Nice NUC box

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill91143 View Post
    Check on ebay...........
    Good idea, didn't think of that!
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    Default Re: Nice NUC box

    Kelly has free shipping this week if you spend $200. There items are excellent quality.

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    Default Re: Nice NUC box

    Quote Originally Posted by tibadoe View Post
    I'm going to check out the web site.

    They also have Medium nucs with tops, inner covers if you use them and you can get SBB for them as well. Basicly, a mini hive. I really like mine.
    Much nicer than some of the nucs I've bought.

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    Default Re: Nice NUC box

    From what I have checked out, looks like Mann Lake and Brushy Mountain have the best kits quality wise. Decisions - decisions!
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    Default Re: Nice NUC box

    I'd go with Brushy Mountain I have mann lakes and Brushy Mountain and Brushy Mountain is much better.
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    Default Re: Nice NUC box

    I use Mann Lake for most of my supplies. Their NUC boxes are fine, but they do not have a queen excluder, inner cover or telescoping cover for a NUC :-/

    Dadant does offer those accessories for the NUC hive. Only down side is that Dadant's equipment is about a quarter inch narrower than Mann Lake equipment so I don't like to interchange them. Go exclusively with Dadant and you will be fine. I have judged Mann Lake wood quality and fitment to be slightly better than the Dadant kits I've assembled this year.
    Lee Burough
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