Comments on: Building a Nucleus Bee Hive http://chrisvernon.co.uk/2012/06/building-a-nucleus-bee-hive/ Mon, 04 Apr 2016 19:58:37 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.12 By: roy charman http://chrisvernon.co.uk/2012/06/building-a-nucleus-bee-hive/comment-page-1/#comment-43973 Thu, 06 Mar 2014 17:05:56 +0000 http://chrisvernon.co.uk/?p=1284#comment-43973 like the plans I have just copied one I bought at one tenth of the price

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By: Chris Vernon http://chrisvernon.co.uk/2012/06/building-a-nucleus-bee-hive/comment-page-1/#comment-11229 Tue, 09 Apr 2013 05:03:09 +0000 http://chrisvernon.co.uk/?p=1284#comment-11229 Hi Kenneth. I didn’t cut a rebate as shown in the plans.

This image should be fairly clear: http://chrisvernon.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/nuc_7.jpg

From the inside out I have the hive wall then a ~1 inch wide spacer (to accommodate National frame’s long lugs) then finally the end piece which forms the handle.

There’s no one right way to do it, as long as bee space is provided and it’s strong enough any solution can work.

Good luck! 🙂

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By: Kenneth Ridgeway http://chrisvernon.co.uk/2012/06/building-a-nucleus-bee-hive/comment-page-1/#comment-11215 Mon, 08 Apr 2013 22:06:52 +0000 http://chrisvernon.co.uk/?p=1284#comment-11215 Hi. Lovely hive.
The drawing showing the area the frames rest on shows a piece of wood with a rebate cut out.
The picture of the hive shows the rebate is formed by one piece of wood being shorter than the side piece and the handle part forms the buffer for the end of the frames.
Which is correct please as it is this problem that has not let me start building my nucs.
Thank you in anticipation
KR

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By: Chris Vernon http://chrisvernon.co.uk/2012/06/building-a-nucleus-bee-hive/comment-page-1/#comment-6023 Thu, 13 Dec 2012 21:00:08 +0000 http://chrisvernon.co.uk/?p=1284#comment-6023 Left it out on the garage roof, as a ‘bait’ hive. Saw a few scouts investigating but no one moved in.

The bees in our main hive seem to be doing well though – well fed and left for the winter now. Fingers crossed they’ll make it through!

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By: Nate H http://chrisvernon.co.uk/2012/06/building-a-nucleus-bee-hive/comment-page-1/#comment-6022 Thu, 13 Dec 2012 20:18:57 +0000 http://chrisvernon.co.uk/?p=1284#comment-6022 any inhabitants yet Chris?

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By: Chris Vernon http://chrisvernon.co.uk/2012/06/building-a-nucleus-bee-hive/comment-page-1/#comment-3118 Wed, 11 Jul 2012 15:39:39 +0000 http://chrisvernon.co.uk/?p=1284#comment-3118 On this one I just used a generic Homebase water based wood stain designed for external use. I gave it five coats.

Since this photo was taken, I’ve also added some roofing felt for added protection.

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By: Richard http://chrisvernon.co.uk/2012/06/building-a-nucleus-bee-hive/comment-page-1/#comment-3116 Wed, 11 Jul 2012 12:03:35 +0000 http://chrisvernon.co.uk/?p=1284#comment-3116 Great article, and a good looking box as well.

My Local B&Q will cut these sheets exactly to size if you ask nicely, and go when they are not that busy.

Could I ask which brand of wood stain you used? And did you only paint the outside?

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By: Peter http://chrisvernon.co.uk/2012/06/building-a-nucleus-bee-hive/comment-page-1/#comment-3048 Sun, 01 Jul 2012 12:19:39 +0000 http://chrisvernon.co.uk/?p=1284#comment-3048 Thanks a million for this. Just what I’ve been looking for! You’re spot on…The Internet really is a remarkable thing!!!

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By: Sophie http://chrisvernon.co.uk/2012/06/building-a-nucleus-bee-hive/comment-page-1/#comment-3032 Thu, 28 Jun 2012 18:03:35 +0000 http://chrisvernon.co.uk/?p=1284#comment-3032 Good job – I hope your nuc is humming with activity soon.

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