i've taken orders for 200 nucs this year. Most will pick up on the same weekend in early May. The cardboard nuc boxes will allow me and the crew to transfer nucs before customers show up. Can you imaging everyone showing up to have us transfer into their boxes. Think 3 ring circus. Nope, the boxes won't be around here next year. The customers will own them. I figure the waxed variety at $5.75 is cheaper than my time.I can't justify the price of flimsy cardboard that won't be around next year.
Without a doubt!! They are fantastic. These Mann LakeI figure the waxed variety at $5.75 is cheaper than my time.
For absolute certain they would take a lot longerCombine D Coates's idea with a pneumatic brad stapler and I can't imagine his plywood nucs will take longer than cardboard and at less than half the cost, after the first hundred nucs the saw, brad nailer and compressor will be paid off.
From now on the cardboard Nuc box is a given andI don't have much experience in selling nuc's, but to those of you who, do you figure in the price of cardboard or wooden nuc's into your overall sale? Frames to? Do these incorporate into the complete nuc price or do you ask for a frame exchange? Just curious, thanks.
A friend of mine, in NY, got 100 5 frame nucs in the cardboard boxes and he didn't have any SHBs in them at all. And they came from FL. Do you really have a SHB problem in ND? Make strong nucs and you won't have SHB problems.I have used the cardboard Nucs from Mann Lake
and they are great in every aspect except....
They offer way too many hiding spots for SHB.
Are there any advances or other brands anyone has
used that doesn't have this issue??
Okay, but I don't really think that you are going to find it a problem. The guy that Mann Lake get theirs from is the guy in FL who designed the boxes and uses them to make nucs for sale.No SHB here in ND but in south Texas....... yes. Did
150 down there last year.
Next year in Florida........ yes.