Can't seem to find what I am looking for in search so,
I am using all medium supers. Considering a nuc in the spring over a package, but aware I need to trade frames. But, what are the frames used in a nuc, are they all deeps? By looking at any nuc plans I have seen, they must be deeps only? Or just make/get a whole nuc to trade?
So how would that work, other than getting 5 deeps to trade, how would I get that converted to my mediums? I am hoping to catch a swarm or cutout in the spring to get some feral influence.
On to bee vac. Building one to attach to my medium supers, and will use a vacant medium super(s) as my retrieval area, so all I need to do is walk away from a retrieval with a closed up hive after removing the vac attachment. In my research, I picked up on the caution about too much suction, good point and all, and I wonder if anyone has used a foam (1/8) filter to protect the bees from damage as they are suctioned in the box? Or, a furnace filter? By the way, if it is a big enough box, they should not feel much suction once inside it. Mine will have a 10' bee suction hose, a 5 foot vac to box hose. I have a generator already, so I can go anywhere I can drive my truck. I am disabled so I have limitations I have to take into consideration.
That same box can be used as a frame holder at other times.
Lastly, I figure if I make a jig so that every box gets the same hole in the same place so it all matches in the end....but place just short dowels in either 2 or 4 corners, just sticking up 1/4 inch or so, very rounded on top with a matching hole on the bottom of the box to line things up when you set it down. Even empty for me, I find I want a guide. Anyone ever done that? Will propolis just muggle it all up?
Back to reading Michael's book and re-read another. Rain again today. Thanks for taking the time, I hope I wasn't too confusing.