Today I got to work building some Nucs so I could do some splits. The queens will be here tomorrow morning…..



I used the plans provided by D. Coates on

They were very easy to make and I got 4 nucs out of one 4′ x 8′ sheet of 15/32 plywood I got at Lowes for less than $14. The only tools I used were a skill saw and a Black and Decker Mouse Sander for the edges. I glued (titebond III glue) and used my staple gun to nail them together.

It took me about a half hour to cut all the pieces and sand the edges. Then another hour or so to put the four nucs together. The plans couldn’t be any easier. I’ll be making another 8 soon.

I didn’t have time to paint two of them because the four queens should be here tomorrow morning and I don’t have time to wait for paint to dry.