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Someone had a layout of how to cut a sheet of plywood to get the most out of it, to build nucs, on here a week or so back. I have searched for 3 days now and cant seem to find it. Does anyone know where it is or have it to post again. I would be very thankful.

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I have seen bees in a lot less classy homes than that. And I have some ghetto nucs as well, figure they will several as starter nucs till I get enough 10 framers built.
 

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yea. i built an 8 frame medium the real way but am hoping to catch a swarm rather than "pay for bees from far away"- M.P. having a few different chances i hope will increase the odds. I have enough boards to make another nuc too and improve a few things i learned along the way.
 

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With d coates I was able to get 4qty 6-frame boxes, i think all i needed was a little extra lumber for cleats. i wish i wrote it down.
 

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Here's what I used my first 5 frame...I think it's just as posted above just easier for me to see/ understand lol



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looks like there would be a crack at the bottom of each box....because the frame notch is made by adding a cleat to the outside of the box at the top?
 

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Nope, there is no crack at the bottom. This plan makes really nice nucs.
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In Grant Gillard's book Keeping Honey Bees and Swarm Trapping he mentions 6 frame traps.
Has anyone else tried them and how did they do?
I did some modifications to D-Coats pattern on a 4'x8' sheet of plywood and I can get 4 - 6 frame traps also.
I want to set out about 30 traps this year as the closest beekeeper is over 5 miles as the crow flies.
 
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