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    Re: When to re-queen packages?

    I have 3 queens from Kirk coming that I ordered last year. I have emailed Mike Palmer twice and he has not responded. Anyway, I will be taking Mike's class where you go home with a double nuc and two...
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    Re: When to re-queen packages?

    What is a CL queen?
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    Re: When to re-queen packages?

    It's not really an increase strategy. I have 10 nucs on order. The package splits are to backup these hives over the winter. This strategy is used by both Mike Palmer and Kirk Webster. They...
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    Re: When to re-queen packages?

    Yes, I have listened to Mike palmers video on keeping nucs, and have listened to Kirk Websters presentations at conferences. I am planning to sign up for Mike Palmers workshop on winter nucs this...
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    Re: When to re-queen packages?

    Hive 1 - queen may have failed. It was a strong hive that dropped way down in population in the fall.
    Only a tiny cluster left on postmortem. Hardly any dead bees on bottom board.
    Hive 2 - a cold...
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    Re: When to re-queen packages?

    I need to split up the nucs by early July to allow them enough time to organize for winter.
    Package survival up here is poor for our winters, whereas overwintered nuc survival with local queens...
  7. Re: 45F and bees are BUSY! Why this sudden focus?

    I heard that they need a lot of water when they are raising brood.
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    Re: When to re-queen packages?

    Queens made from Vermont survivor stock are available. I have to order them in advance. Each overwintering nuc is started with 1 1/2 frames of brood and 1 1/2 frames of honey/pollen.
    That means...
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    When to re-queen packages?

    I will be getting some Georgia packages the first week in May. I want to re-queen to local survivor bees here in Vermont. Is the best plan to wait until late June and break the hives up into nucs...
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    Re: Small cell wired or not?

    I am wiring my foundationless frames after some mishaps...
  11. Re: Please share your foundationless experience from package install.

    I learned this the hard way. I am doing all deeps this year....
  12. Re: Please share your foundationless experience from package install.

    I have 3 packages coming. I will start them with all honey painted HSC except for one comb of drawn honey filled PF100 to get them started with a broodnest. I will only feed in foundation less when...
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    Manage Long Lang as TB

    Hi,
    I have 4 deep nucs on order for May.

    I would like to manage a long lang (30 bar) with foundationless frames as a top bar hive in order to minimize impact on hive during inspections.

    From...
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