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  1. #1
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    Default Double Nuc Box Feeder Advice Needed

    I'm going to be starting with Double Nuc Boxes this summer. The design is a divided deep hive body, except the entrances are on the same side.

    I'm looking for feeders for these nuc boxes.

    I've been looking at Brushy Mtn's Plastic Nuc Feeder and entrance feeders.

    I'm wondering what feeders others are using?

    Thanks, Rich

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    Default Re: Double Nuc Box Feeder Advice Needed

    Gallon cans above the inner cover hole, surrounded by an empty hive body.

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    Default Re: Double Nuc Box Feeder Advice Needed

    Im curious Michael where do you get gallon cans? Ive looked at a few places and nothing seems to be economical $13-20
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    Default Re: Double Nuc Box Feeder Advice Needed

    Did you look in the paint section at Home Depot or Lowe's?

    In one of the other posts, Lowe's has food grade plastic pails.

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    Default Re: Double Nuc Box Feeder Advice Needed

    I bought mine from a supply company I found online. I have bought them from paint stores like Sherwin Williams. Get epoxy lined.

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    Default Re: Double Nuc Box Feeder Advice Needed

    I've purchase the epoxy lined ones Palmer speaks of at Home Depot for about $6.

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    Default Re: Double Nuc Box Feeder Advice Needed

    Are the cans you are talking about metal epoxy lined paint cans with plastic lids?

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    Default Re: Double Nuc Box Feeder Advice Needed

    Plain metal cans with metal friction fit covers. Where do you go to buy paint? They usually have empty cans. Auto parts stores usually have empty cans. You can buy them by the case online. Get epoxy lined without ears or bails.

    First one I came to...

    houseofcans.com

    1830-34 Gallon Epoxy Lined Paint Can with Lid 1 Case (34) $98.26

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    Default Re: Double Nuc Box Feeder Advice Needed

    Thank You

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    Default Re: Double Nuc Box Feeder Advice Needed

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Palmer View Post
    Plain metal cans with metal friction fit covers. Where do you go to buy paint? They usually have empty cans. Auto parts stores usually have empty cans. You can buy them by the case online. Get epoxy lined without ears or bails.

    First one I came to...

    houseofcans.com

    1830-34 Gallon Epoxy Lined Paint Can with Lid 1 Case (34) $98.26
    How many holes do you put in the bottom? Size of holes?

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    Default Re: Double Nuc Box Feeder Advice Needed

    Four or five tiny holes in the lid and turn it upside down on two 3/4 X3/4 pieces of wood sitting on the frames cover with a super and lid.

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    Default Re: Double Nuc Box Feeder Advice Needed

    I use 5 or 6, 6p nail holes. Only 4 holes if you use 8p nails.

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    Default Re: Double Nuc Box Feeder Advice Needed

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Palmer View Post
    I use 5 or 6, 6p nail holes. Only 4 holes if you use 8p nails.
    Thank you, Michael, do you use the bottom of the paint cans or close the lids tight and flip the cans over. I'd think flipping the cans over would be a hassel and possible leaking if not closed right

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    Default Re: Double Nuc Box Feeder Advice Needed

    holes have to be in the lid in order to fill and turn over to create the vacuum

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    Default Re: Double Nuc Box Feeder Advice Needed

    Quote Originally Posted by redfoxes8 View Post
    Thank you, Michael, do you use the bottom of the paint cans or close the lids tight and flip the cans over. I'd think flipping the cans over would be a hassel and possible leaking if not closed right
    How would you fill the paint can if you had holes in the bottom of the can? Put holes in the top of the can, fill the can and flip it over just like you would with a mason jar type feeder

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    Default Re: Double Nuc Box Feeder Advice Needed

    Yeah, i didn't think about the filling process and vacuum. I just wanted to make sure i had all the answers before I put holes in the can. Thanks for all the input.

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    Default Re: Double Nuc Box Feeder Advice Needed

    Quote Originally Posted by redfoxes8 View Post
    Thank you, Michael, do you use the bottom of the paint cans or close the lids tight and flip the cans over. I'd think flipping the cans over would be a hassel and possible leaking if not closed right
    Try re-filling cans with holes in the bottom.

    Yes, the holes go in the cover, band the can is flipped onto shims above the feed hole in the inner cover, or directly on the top bars...which I favor, as I can add up to 5 gallons if needed, and the bees cluster on the cans and warm the syrup.

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