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Old 23rd October 2009, 08:32 PM   #1
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Just been to a queen rearing lecture - interested in trying it out. Any ideas of where to find mini nuc plans?

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Old 23rd October 2009, 09:30 PM   #2
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Google it? but add 'bees'

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Old 23rd October 2009, 10:32 PM   #3
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Try http://www.beesource.com/build-it-yourself/. They have plans for 5 frame nuc's, 3 frame doubles and lots more besides. If they are the wrong size for your frames just convert the internal measurements to the same as your hives.

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Old 24th October 2009, 09:18 AM   #4
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Mini nucs are probably cheaper to buy then make.

Also they are in effect a top bar hive, and I run them as such.

They are highly economical in bees needing but one mug full to start them off, and if started with a virgin can produce three or even four mated queens in a season.

I find them the most rewarding part of beekeeping.

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Try http://www.beesource.com/build-it-yourself/. They have plans for 5 frame nuc's, 3 frame doubles and lots more besides. If they are the wrong size for your frames just convert the internal measurements to the same as your hives.

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Useful site - on my bookmarks already, but doesn't include mini-nuc. These are very different to a nuc.

RAB tried to google already, but had no real joy. Dave Cushman's are more difficult than normal to follow.

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Old 25th October 2009, 06:06 PM   #6
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You could buy one of the swienty one's for £11, then copy it in whatever material you intend to use.
I also use the swienty one's and apidea,some people hate them, chatting with Peter Kemble about mini nuc's a while back,he hates them,rekons they are the devils own invention,and gave up using them a long time ago,prefers nuc's that take two full frames ,which i also use,easy to combine at the end of the season.
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