Thursday, March 22, 2012


A few weeks ago I found some nuc plans for nucs made out of plywood. If you want to look at the beesource thread I found them on click here. A few days ago dad cut some plywood for me so I could make four of these nucs. So far I've got all four built though I'm still working on the lids. For four nucs we use a 4' X 8' piece of half inch plywood. It's pretty cheep to make them which is nice. I just put mine together with our power nailer which makes it go pretty fast. Here are a couple of pictures of my nucs.



  1. Interesting. They look really nice and sturdy. Are you planning on selling nucs? Are you going to divide your hives and grow your own queens? I started my second hive this spring. It is really warm here already. Nectar and pollen readily available to the bees. Best of Luck. Karen in Missouri.

  2. I'm not going to try queen rearing or selling nucs this year though I might split if they look good in mid April. I'd like to eventually try queen rearing. :) It sounds kind of fun.