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    Default Medium Cardboard Nuc Boxes

    Does anyone sell the cardboard nuc boxes for medium frames? I don't see them.

    Also those that use the cardboard boxes how do you like them? How well do they hold up?
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    Default Re: Medium Cardboard Nuc Boxes

    Cardboard nucs are pretty much temporary. I just put the medium frames in the deep cardboard nucs, but I never have them in there for long...
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    Default Re: Medium Cardboard Nuc Boxes

    dadant has them in 2014 catalog and I assume online. Expense!

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    Default Re: Medium Cardboard Nuc Boxes

    Rudy I don't see them on their site and I don't have their catalog. Do you have a part # and price?
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    Default Re: Medium Cardboard Nuc Boxes

    M01507 Medium corrugated Cardboard Nuc Box $9.95 on page 72 of 2014 Dadant catalog.
    buy 10 at $9.50, 100 at $9.00.

    Seems expensive for what you get, compared to simple wooden designs.

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    Default Re: Medium Cardboard Nuc Boxes

    Is a medium nuc made up of 5 frames?
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    Default Re: Medium Cardboard Nuc Boxes

    Quote Originally Posted by RudyT View Post
    M01507 Medium corrugated Cardboard Nuc Box $9.95 on page 72 of 2014 Dadant catalog.
    buy 10 at $9.50, 100 at $9.00.

    Seems expensive for what you get, compared to simple wooden designs.
    Man....I could build 3 wooden ones for the price of one of those!

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    Default Re: Medium Cardboard Nuc Boxes

    Quote Originally Posted by sqkcrk View Post
    Is a medium nuc made up of 5 frames?
    That's a big 10-4!
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    Default Re: Medium Cardboard Nuc Boxes

    Quote Originally Posted by NewJoe View Post
    Man....I could build 3 wooden ones for the price of one of those!
    No kidding. I was thinking $5-6 would bee worth my time not to build them. I printed D.Coates 5 frame nuc plans and can build 4 out of one sheet of plywood. Guess I'll build some.
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    Default Re: Medium Cardboard Nuc Boxes

    You can custom order them from a custom box maker. I did this one year, there is a thread on here somewhere about my experience. I was able to order them double walled (double corrugated) in the size I wanted. I used them to ship medium nucs and did some weather tests on them. They did not stand up to rain very well, but they were cheap. (about 2 bucks each)

    This is the company I used: http://www.customcardboardboxes.com/
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    Default Re: Medium Cardboard Nuc Boxes

    Quote Originally Posted by Hambone View Post
    That's a big 10-4!
    What do they sell for?
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    Default Re: Medium Cardboard Nuc Boxes

    These are for my personal use for some splits I'm making. But I will find out what they sell for. There is a guy about 20 miles away that makes up and sells a ton of medium nucs.
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    Default Re: Medium Cardboard Nuc Boxes

    Mark he said $150 and only has 6 left not spoken for. I bet he makes up at least 100+ nucs. Maybe I should start selling them. He raises his own queens and I buy queens from him. They have been really good.
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    Default Re: Medium Cardboard Nuc Boxes

    That's like $225.00 for a deep nuc. Wow.
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    Default Re: Medium Cardboard Nuc Boxes

    BWeaver has them listed on their site form $210-240 for deeps and most of April's nucs are sold out!
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    Default Re: Medium Cardboard Nuc Boxes

    Quote Originally Posted by sqkcrk View Post
    That's like $225.00 for a deep nuc. Wow.
    How much are yours? I might take 100 of them if you are still in the 125.00 range
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    Default Re: Medium Cardboard Nuc Boxes

    Not anymore.
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