Yep, that is a good plan. I screw mine on for convenience, but sometimes want to add a box, so I need to be able to separate them easily.Very good and valid points people, thank you.
I will screw them, but not glue them. If I need to take them off for whatever reason it would be very easy.
I'm glad I asked the question.
mine have spent as much time or more stacked than single so I would want the bottom to be attached by no more than a couple of screws. At present none have the bases attached.I have both styles on full-sized-frame nuc boxes. Would I fix bottoms on permanently again ? No. Without bottoms nuc boxes can be stacked in pairs over full-width brood boxes, or over each other - gives far more flexibility in use.
Having bottoms semi-permanently attached (some form of clip perhaps ?) would be handy though.
Skeggley!!Hi mate, all my nuc boxes have permanent bases and LJ makes a valid point as I’ve thought it would be handy to add a box on top to feed when building the colony.
Also, technically a nuc is describing the colony not the hive.