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« on: April 03, 2013, 09:58:28 PM »

I have been reading a bit on people using multi-story nucs.  What is the purpose of this?  If you have a five frame nuc, why put a second 5 frame box on rather than move to an 8 or 10 frame box and keep the one story? 

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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2013, 10:15:31 PM »

I think the narrower and taller box retains heat better for brood rearing.Once these boxes get crowded you have  enough bees to stretch them wider in the other boxes and still maintain the heat.Just my thoughts.
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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2013, 10:18:39 PM »

I can winter a 2 story nuc better than a 1 story 10 frame


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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2013, 12:14:20 AM »

I have a few nucs stacked 5 boxes high already. Im doing this just for the fun of it to see if they would out preform 10 frame hives on honey production and so far they are blowing the 10 framers out the water.

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« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2013, 09:47:39 AM »

Fatbeeman says it is just like a tree - he has stacked nucs all over his beeyard.
"You never can tell with bees" - Winnie the Pooh

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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2013, 11:21:18 AM »

I did a two-story medium nuc to get a very small Sept. swarm through the winter here in Oklahoma.  I gave them a couple of extra frames of bees/brood from another hive and they came through the winter great.  By April 17 they swarmed!

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