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    Re: Publications on nucs

    Welcome to bee source Druish00.
    I'm not aware of a book dedicated to only nucs but it is often a side note management option presented in some writtings...That being said there are many great...
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    Re: My Indoor Wintering Setup

    Thanks for the input Adrian, and I'm thinking that maybe by the end of the month, when I can't control the highs in the shed, it will be "The Time" to set them out....As far as taking off the side of...
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    Re: My Indoor Wintering Setup

    Ian, or anyone else that has overwintered indoor,,,could you give some hints/clues as to when to move them outside? This part seems to be fairly tricky,,, to soon and they might get hung up on...
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    Re: My Indoor Wintering Setup

    These 5/5 and 5/5/5 Nucs were what I would consider heavy, entering the wintering shed, and I expect some will have plenty of honey left as they enter spring. some preliminary numbers say that they...
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    Re: My Indoor Wintering Setup

    Glad to hear your bees are doing so well Bush 84 :)
    Mine are still "keepin on"
    I was just doing some rough estimates of what it cost me for electricity for this little endevor and here are my rough...
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    Re: Quilt Box Inspection

    That's a great explanation Crofter of how the QB works..
    In the past I've seen that frost on the bottom of the inner cover without insulation or ventilation above, and if you happen to not get into...
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    Re: What is the purpose of a Nuc

    Here's a link to a BeeSource thread that I have in my favorites, it gives a glimpse of the uses and horse power available from a nuc. ...
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    Re: Quilt Box Inspection

    Wow--and I thought I went overboard by using a 1by6 to make the box...thanks Kid

    ==McBee7==
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    Re: Broodless hive

    Just wondering Robin, if you are entering your fall season? We are on the virg of spring and you being on the other side of the planet, I believe its your fall....In the fall and pre winter the queen...
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    Quilt Box Inspection

    I was concerned this last week for some hives I have outside with QB's up top. It's been between -15f to -35f for several nights. 2 have starved out (beeks error) and I'd like to split the rest next...
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    Re: Broodless hive

    Welcome to BS Robin.
    You could try using a push in queen cage. This would allow you to keep track of the new queen and you can also monitor if she is actually laying eggs, I'm not sure if you have...
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    Re: Happy Birthday Michael Palmer

    Happy Birthbay Mr. Palmer...
    I think your cake has robber bees :+O

    ==McBee7==
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    Re: My Indoor Wintering Setup

    I'm curious Gladiolus, about your wintering room......
    What are your deminsions, and how many hives do you have in there??? And have you been doing it for very long?
    I assume you have an entrance...
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    Re: MY HIVE FELL OVER

    I'm sure it will be fine ycitybz.
    Last summer I had a nuc in a pasture of cattle that got knocked over multipul times, just kept standing it up, one time it got soaked in a storm with the lid off...
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    Re: My Indoor Wintering Setup

    Thank you very much for the great advise Gladiolus :)
    Yes --I am guilty of interupting the bees "Long Night"... I think you speak from experance......I was wondering about the 8# per month average...
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    Re: My Indoor Wintering Setup

    It looks like you have a well thought out system warmbees, I had tried an experiment of heating the box by making a warming chamber under the hive with a tin top to spread out the heat across the...
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    Re: My Indoor Wintering Setup

    Eduardo- Yes that's 8 pounds, but I might add that the inside temp is between 35F and 45F, and they are carni's, queens are kona...
    As far as brood are conserned, I'm not sure,,,although I do see...
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    Re: My Indoor Wintering Setup

    I tried to post a table I had made in "Office" but it wouldn't post so here are some general weights...

    5 frame nuc with bottom board, migratory cover, box, 5 frames of foundation, and quilt box...
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    Re: My Indoor Wintering Setup

    LOL..That's a good one Beepro!!
    The reason you don't see any bees is because it was -5F as I weighed the hives today, but I did see one solitary bee buzz off as I rolled them back in..:) They are...
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    Re: My Indoor Wintering Setup

    I couldn't stand the suspence today, and went out and rolled out 2 nucs that were closest to the door and weighed them.......
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    Re: Not good

    Here are a couple of pics of a QB that I happen to have in the house to paint right now, Its for a 5 frame nuc but you will get the idea, lol.... My wife graciously lets me paint in the house under...
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    Re: Distance of hives to horses

    Welcome SM to beesource, lots of great peps here and info you wont find anywhere else :)
    I'm not a horse person but my wife is and she says a lathered up horse is of GREAT intrest to the bees. She...
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    Re: Not good

    Welcome to the family Nopes, and also the school of hard knocks, which I have been a student of for quite some time,,,:) My experience in the condensation topic comes from deadouts of my own, from...
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    Re: Not good

    Looks like a condensation problem to me, from the pics from photobucket,,,,The specks look like sugar crystals that washed down from above (some of the pics show the remains of sugar or mountian camp...
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    Re: homemade frames...

    I've seen some home made frames on you tube, made by european beeks. They make them flat like Matts but they attatch a bead to one side with a nail or screw. All the frames have to go in the same way...
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