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Thinking further ahead I will be making some Nuc boxes up during the autumn/winter ready for next year (can’t believe I am thinking that far ahead!!)
Anyway does anyone know where I can get disc entrance from apart from Thxxxes?
I was going to order from them but I am really disappointed with their service and attitude of late and would rather give my money to a supplier that appreciates and values their customers.
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Stamfordham used to do them.
Just Google the website and they have an online pdf catalogue(or did have).
 

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Although they do the job I find the Thornes ones are a little large and made of plastic making them difficult to scortch in situ.
Dave Cusmans site has info on them. I suppose you could make your own if you had the metal + tools.
 

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No picture to hand but ...
The sides of a nuc box extend out the front to allow space up top for the frame lugs. I cut two slots so a piece of ply can be slid through flush with the end plate. I have a large hole cut in the end plate of the nuc box and then on one 'edge' of the ply slider I have a small hole cut to reduce the entrance if needed and then the other horizontal edge is plain - meaning you can flip it over and shut the entrance completely for travel etc. I find those three options enough and its a cheap solution (lives under the roof with gaffa when not needed). R
 

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No picture to hand but ...
The sides of a nuc box extend out the front to allow space up top for the frame lugs. I cut two slots so a piece of ply can be slid through flush with the end plate. I have a large hole cut in the end plate of the nuc box and then on one 'edge' of the ply slider I have a small hole cut to reduce the entrance if needed and then the other horizontal edge is plain - meaning you can flip it over and shut the entrance completely for travel etc. I find those three options enough and its a cheap solution (lives under the roof with gaffa when not needed). R
Hi Rosti.
That sounds great, any chance of a piccy, my brain doesn't work too well at sorting out written descriptions.

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I bought these little beauties in Belgrade when I by accident stumbled across the annual slovenia beekeepers meeting. They cost 6p each.
The bee poo turned out to be stress induced and was present a few hours after the nuc was made up. The inside was clean and the bees were fine. Never had such a mess before or since.
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I bought these little beauties in Belgrade when I by accident stumbled across the annual slovenia beekeepers meeting. They cost 6p each.
The bee poo turned out to be stress induced and was present a few hours after the nuc was made up. The inside was clean and the bees were fine. Never had such a mess before or since.
View attachment 2052
Just what I want, not the poo though!
 

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Stamfordham used to do them.
Just Google the website and they have an online pdf catalogue(or did have).
Emailed them, will let you know if in stock (after I order)
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Hi Rosti.
That sounds great, any chance of a piccy, my brain doesn't work too well at sorting out written descriptions.

Di
Working in Spain at mo (not as glamorous as it sounds!), will post a pic when I get home (Friday night / Sat morning). R
 

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Cheap Adjustable Nuc Closure

Justme - pictures of my crudely adjustable entrance on nuc's as promised. When open stored in roof, second pic just to show slotted retention. V easy to build in when you are making a nuc. Regards, R
 
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Simple, but effective.......a bees eye view :)
 

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