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    Queen castle vs mini mating nucs

    I want to here your guys thoughts I have been using standard frames with hive body split into 4 compartments aka queen castle, but the mini nucs look like fun but more equipment but a lot less bees...
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    Re: Good queen rearing book for beginners

    For a beginner jay smith rearing queens simplified is great but, there is a lot of info out there. What I did is took small pieces of info from 5-6 different systems to create my own. Michael bush...
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    Re: First Cut-out today

    thanks
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    Re: First Cut-out today

    Thats great! I did my first one yesterday with no bee vac just scooped them out with my hand. Is the bee vac just a regular shop vac or is there some modifcations?
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    Re: Will this work?

    I was worried that the new foragers would kill the queen thanks
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    Will this work?

    I have a split that may not have enough bees (weak split) can I switch location with another hive and gain thier foraging force?
  7. Thread: NY Blues

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    NY Blues

    Ran into some trouble late in July 2011. I needed a queen and some advice. Luckly NY BLUES was able to help with great advice and an even better queen which is doing great. If anybody ask I'll try to...
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    Re: What to pay for yard rent?

    I keep my bees on about 30 acres and the land owner contacted me to keep my bees there for tax purpose, good deal for both of us:)
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    Re: nucs vs dd hive

    I put a jar of honey and pollen on the nuc for feed hope that helps
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    Re: nucs vs dd hive

    the nuc is still pretty heavy
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    nucs vs dd hive

    Went out today (39 and sunny) looked at the hives and the 5 frame nuc is flying like it was 80 deg. Lots of bees in comparison to the double deep hives.Is it better to over winter nucs then dd hives?
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    Re: have you seen this?

    Thanks for the help
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    have you seen this?

    Went out to my hives today (3 double deeps and one nuc) (37 deg and sunny) the nuc and one other hive doing fine flying and busy, #3 was dead with a little bit of brood, 3 started queen cells, honey,...
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