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For a nuc to raise their own queen? I want to try and move to mediums and have some Coates boxes I could cut down. Thanks......:scratch:....... G
 

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I've used these boxes with medium frames so I could move them into medium boxes. Any comb built on the bottom of the frames is easily cut off and reused if desired.

I also made some 4-frame medium boxes to sit on top so crowding isn't an issue.

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OK, so you just left the 3 inches dead space. But it is enough to start and raise a queen from your experience. Good news. Thanks. G :thumbsup:
 

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As long as the area is filled with the resources needed by the bees to create the queen cell with, you should be fine. I've seen great producing queens come from a two frame deep split that was fed propperly and had plenty of pollen on the frames.
 
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