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Re: 3 or 4 way deep divide for mating nuc?
« Reply #20 on: January 18, 2011, 03:37:00 AM »
>They cut the divider boards so they sat a 1/4" above the top of the deep

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Re: 3 or 4 way deep divide for mating nuc?
« Reply #21 on: January 18, 2011, 08:46:07 AM »
They cut the divider boards so they sat a 1/4" above the top of the deep.  This way four 1/4" thick covers could be used on each compartment.  Then a regular cover can be placed over the four smaller covers.  I think I may do this.

That is what I did we these -> http://forum.beemaster.com/index.php/topic,16515.0.html

Except I went with 3/4" as 1/4" inner covers tend to sag, especially the 2 inner ones that are only supported on the ends.  I'm pretty happy with them.
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Re: 3 or 4 way deep divide for mating nuc?
« Reply #22 on: January 18, 2011, 11:53:27 AM »
That is what I did we these -> http://forum.beemaster.com/index.php/topic,16515.0.html


What is your mating percentage with the entrances all on the same side?

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Re: 3 or 4 way deep divide for mating nuc?
« Reply #23 on: January 18, 2011, 12:17:38 PM »
What is your mating percentage with the entrances all on the same side?

Entrances are not all on the same side.  What you see are screened vent holes that eliminate robbing.  Entrances are 1/2" holes, one per side at the bottom.
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Re: 3 or 4 way deep divide for mating nuc?
« Reply #24 on: January 31, 2011, 12:25:01 PM »
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Why not just use the luan for dividers and as four separate inner covers?




If a queen excluder is placed over the luan deviders can't you just use a normal inner cover and and outer cover?  I didn't glue these in so I could pull them out to go from two and three frame to five frame  or back to eight frame.
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Re: 3 or 4 way deep divide for mating nuc?
« Reply #25 on: January 31, 2011, 03:41:15 PM »
Ideally you want to be able to inspect/work one nuc without the other nucs being open.  This prevents bees boiling from one nuc into another, fighting and potentially balling the queens.
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Re: 3 or 4 way deep divide for mating nuc?
« Reply #26 on: January 31, 2011, 05:00:58 PM »
How does a tower hive work if you have to keep the bees separate?  I thought that was supposed to be an advantage.
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