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darrenperrett 

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Here`s some pictures of my poly nuc from Rooftops converted to 14x12.
I thought about it for ages and in the end it took about 20 mins to convert it so i`ll probably get another couple for next year.
 

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top job! i will be ordering some as well i think, did you need to change anything on the roof i presume there is a slight increase in bee space at either end.
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Excellent conversion.
Hope your bees aren't sticky.
 

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darrenperrett,

Looks good. How much extra did it add to the weight in the end?

Mine, in fablon-covered styrene loft insulation board weighed in at 330g.

Regards, RAB
 

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Top job.

Very good by the looks of it.
 

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'Bout thirty eight quid delivered.

Mine were about thirty three quid delivered

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darrenperrett,

Looks good. How much extra did it add to the weight in the end?

Mine, in fablon-covered styrene loft insulation board weighed in at 330g.

Regards, RAB
I haven`t weighed it RAB but 2 pieces of 10mm ply 12" x 9" and a couple of pieces of cedar as spacers.
Behind the ply is just cavity but they are a very tight fit so no problem with wax moth getting in there. I blocked off both entrances and put a new one in the side so i didn`t have to mess around too much.


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top job! i will be ordering some as well i think, did you need to change anything on the roof i presume there is a slight increase in bee space at either end.
:D
There is a beespace above the frames but i`ll probably lay a sheet of plastic on there to stop them gumming the roof down like i do with the Kieler mini nucs.
I use that thickish plastic that you use as a membrane under concrete.

Darren.
 
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Good job that Darren

Just goes to show that we have to sometimes think in this case inside the box and not as it often pays to outside the box.

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Excellent conversion - I assume each end is the same, i.e. it is symetrical?

Did you consider sealing the wood/poly joints with a bit of clear bathroom/kitchen sealer?
 

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Excellent conversion - I assume each end is the same, i.e. it is symetrical?

Did you consider sealing the wood/poly joints with a bit of clear bathroom/kitchen sealer?
Thanks RT,

Yes, both ends are the same, sealing off both entrances.
I could have used one of the entrances but it becomes too fiddly to get it right and i wanted something quick and easy.
I could probably get half a dozen done like that in a morning and i`m sure the bees won`t mind a side door.

I might put a small bead of silicone down the sides as i don`t need to use it at the moment so it`ll have plenty of time to cure and lose the smell.



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I like the straightforwardness of the the conversion :drool5:
Clean cut, bee space fully observed !!
You obviously hold with the saying "Measure twice- cut once" :cool:
Looks simple but then, don't all well designed projects?

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Hi Darren, is the poly floor fixed to the sides or when you lift the nuc does it stay on the ground?

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jezd,

Only if you lift at the handles! I am thinking of screwing mine together. However, when you think about it, you need a hive strap to be sure the roof stays on, so does it really matter that much? I would just 'feel' happier if parts could not separate.

One downside to fixing securely is ease of covering the mesh for thymol treatment.

Have you decided on a particular variety yet?

Regards, RAB
 

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nope, but I have ruled some products out and so the choice is very narrow now lol, I need xxxx or get of the pot as they say :)
 

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I'm going to overwinter some nucs in these.
What do you suggest if I need to feed fondant - in between the frames?
 

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talking of nuc boxes its a pity the bee brief is not sold over here
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I'm going to overwinter some nucs in these.
What do you suggest if I need to feed fondant - in between the frames?
You could put fondant in a frame feeder, this will still leave you with space for 5 frames.
 

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