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Author Topic: telescopice outer cover on nuc ??  (Read 847 times)
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« on: June 16, 2011, 11:10:46 PM »

Ok i built a Nuc using cotes plans. But got carried away with the lid.  rolleyes 

So im thinking baout puting a innercover on the hive. Should i have the lid be close fitting or should it be over sized all the way around ? what should i do ?
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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2011, 08:21:15 AM »

The inner cover would be the size of the hive.  A telescopic would hang over and have a lip.
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« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2011, 11:28:33 PM »

What i mean is how far should the telescopic cover stick over the hive body if i would put an inner cover on ?
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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2011, 03:37:01 AM »

Usually the telescopic inside space is the size of the hive plus about 3/8" or so.  The outside is usually 3/4" further out all the way around because the lip is usually a one by.  So basically a langstroth hive is 19 7/8" long and the telescopic cover is typically 21 3/4".  The width depends on how wide you made the nuc.  Add about 1 7/8" and you'll be in the ballpark.
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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2011, 09:44:15 AM »

Ok the cover i made was just shy of 1/8 inch so if i want to make a inside cover i have to make a larger outser cover first THanks !
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« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2011, 12:29:02 AM »

I like to make my covers extra long. I typically make my tops 24 inches long. First because it makes cutting the plywood easier. You just rip it down the middle. Second, because it gives the bee beards a little more protection from the rain in the summer. And last, if you make them to tight the inner cover seems to get propolized to the top! Is proplized a word??? grin
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