I was wanting to build some 2-frame medium mating nucs and was wondering if anyone has tried these?
Was also wondering how I should set these up(How far from parent/donator colonies,& what spacing should the nucs be from each other?)
Thanks for the info M.B.
I think the 3 frame (including a frame of sealed honey) method would work better for me. Your 2-frame w/feeder in the bottom also sounds interesting. I'm not understanding design though.
What are your thoughts on sugar cakes for feeding? A freind at our club uses this to "winter feed" and makes them using a tupperware mold w/ a 1/2" of sugar poured in, lighty (very lightly) applies water using a spray bottle and puts in the microwave for a minute or two. He uses 2" riser (from scrap hive bodies) placed on top of the brood box to allow space tor the sugar cakes. Could this method be applied (other than a winter feeding method like nucs etc.) technique for someone with only a few hives?
Finally, I was wanting to build some mating nucs w/ screened bottoms & shims on the bottom (to allow for air circulation) with a closeable 1" hole drilled in the front.Any thoughts / concerns on this design?
[This message has been edited by sugar bandit #2 (edited March 26, 2004).]
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