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Jon McFadden
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« on: February 24, 2007, 05:16:23 PM »

Last year, not wanting to pay the $15 cost for commercial mating nuc, my son and I built our own. I meant to post the construction article before now, but better late than never.
The cost was $1 per nuc. This was for the material purchased. $13+ for a 4'x8'x1/2" sheet of extruded Styrofoam and the $1+ tube of Liquid Nails to fasten it with.
From this we were able to construct 16 mating nucs which we used successfully last year to not only mate queens but we stored a couple for replacement use.
Here is the link to the construction description.
http://nordykebeefarm.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=6
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« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2007, 10:37:17 PM »

That looks very nice.  I did not see the CAD for the frames. Do you have a drawing for the frames?

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Brendhan
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« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2007, 11:00:47 PM »

See if you can access this file:
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b109/JonMcFadden/MatingNuc/Box.jpg
If not, I'll upload to another site.
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« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2007, 11:03:49 PM »

I can access that file. however that appears to me to be the box. I am looking for the dimensons on the frames.

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« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2007, 11:10:03 PM »

Oops! I forgot to post the frame. I thought I had! I'll get it posted right now. Sorry and thanks for letting me know.
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