- Jun 1, 2019
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My BS & Maisemore Nucs have clear crownboards. Can’t recall whether they came with them, or whether I bought from these suppliers separately, but definitely availablePrefer the BS myself, its more dense than the other thus feels more durable. The large gaping space in the revised Maisimore roof I see more of a drawback than benefit; the BS honey is a much more elegant solution in regards to feeding fondant.
I've butchered maisimore boxes brood extensions to fit my BS honey nucs, it would of course be preferable to buy a BS chamber but I think it's worth the effort; it allows me to use BS nuc which I think is probably the best on the market and retain the top bee space which means less squished bees and no stuck together frames when lifting.
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Plan is to phase out the Maisimore nucs (the fact I have two different height roofs is also annoying) and replace with BS so all my nucs are the same.
However if a clear crown board is an absolute must that really limits your options to those with side feeders so the paynes is probably the best choice for the OP.