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chriso38
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« on: August 22, 2012, 02:51:42 AM »

Does anyone know if we can get those cardboard 5frame nuc boxes in Australia? I reckon they would come in handy when the swarms are running hot.... simple, light , and carry one unassembled in your car for emergency's.....  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2012, 07:26:17 PM »

Import them.  Or see if you can get waxed cardboard down there to cut out to make your own nucs.  I bet there are some forum members that could print out the dimensions of the cardboard nucs for you.   It should not be too hard and they are just temporary.   
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« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2012, 06:17:53 AM »

I'd love to get hold of foam boxes that are the perfect size for a five frame nuc!
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« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2012, 06:13:41 AM »

I saw them recently at Hornsby Bee Supplies in Sydney. Also I think they are available through the Urban Beekeeping Company in Sydney.
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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2012, 06:22:58 AM »

I've seen coreflute nucs at a field day that look the business. I would bet they would be more durable than cardboard and they are obviously available, I just can't remember where from huh
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« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2012, 06:37:18 AM »

I have a box of these: http://www.theurbanbeehive.com.au/Products.cfm

They are good for going and collecting a swarm etc. But if you leave them in your yard for more than a day you'll create a great home for shb and ants.
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« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2012, 07:53:00 AM »

That's the ones! Just the ticket to keep in the car for swarms I would think.
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« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2012, 06:09:42 PM »

I have a box of these: http: // www .theurbanbeehive. com. au/Products.cfm
What are they worth?
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« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2012, 07:47:46 PM »

According to their Facebook page, $15.00 each, they come in boxes of 10 but I believe they sell singles.
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« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2012, 09:09:07 PM »

I don't know what they are new. I got mine from someone that didn't want them.
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« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2012, 10:04:29 PM »

That's the ones! Just the ticket to keep in the car for swarms I would think.
The only problem I see with that idea is the box looks a little flimsy.  Looks like the bees could easily get loose.  Thousands of bee loose in 1500kg of metal flying down the road at 60km/h may be a prescription for a problem. Smiley

You may already do this, but I carry a head net with me during swarm season just in case.  I wear it if a get lucky.
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« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2012, 11:22:46 PM »

I wear it if a get lucky.
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« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2012, 12:56:12 AM »

The only problem I see with that idea is the box looks a little flimsy.  Looks like the bees could easily get loose.  Thousands of bee loose in 1500kg of metal flying down the road at 60km/h may be a prescription for a problem.

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