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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
Im going to start some packages off in my double nuc hive also. Dadant sells a nuc feeder thats on top. Its solit into to fill bays a floating platform for each and they siliconed all the joints. Pretty typical the bees climb up thru the middle and crawl into whichever bay they want. Go take a look.
 

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Im going to start some packages off in my double nuc hive also. Dadant sells a nuc feeder thats on top. Its solit into to fill bays a floating platform for each and they siliconed all the joints. Pretty typical the bees climb up thru the middle and crawl into whichever bay they want. Go take a look.
I have all is used frame feeders
 

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Ceracell makes a nice feeder for nucs, based on their full sized design. The space between the two tubs can get a fair amount of comb built in it so one needs to make sure the queen is not up there when removing it for inspections. That said, I bet MTN-Bees figured his solution out a long time ago.
 
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