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    Re: Queen cells and their use

    That was my thinking too, but something along the way happened. And I was prepared to do exactly what you advise. Thanks for you comment
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    Re: Queen cells and their use

    I think that they were jammed in their nuc's before I got them. The guy I got them from called one day out of the blue in a bit of a panic explaining I needed to come get them "now" because they...
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    Re: Trying single deeps and need tips please.

    Very interesting. I think I am experimenting with something very similar. I am using a 4 over 5 frame divided nuc setup for a two queen system. I put a Queen excluder over that and a deep super on...
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    Queen cells and their use

    I recently moved and did not bring my hives with me. I started over with 4 Nuc's. They came to me very hot and swarmy. I put them in a 4 over 5 nuc set up, gave them room, etc. One of the setups...
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    Confused with new queen

    So it appears that a new nuc superseded the original queen. During an inspection last week I found a queen, capped brood, no larva or eggs. I assumed the queen I saw was a virgin. Did another...
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    Re: Double nuc, what am I missing?

    I am using my Nuc's for a slightly different reason this year.

    I moved last fall and could not take my overwintered nuc's with me so I am starting over from scratch. I am getting two nuc's on,...
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    Re: Creating a production hive from two Nuc's

    Thanks, Exploring the two queen concept........ My Hives will eventually be in two locations, one near Mrytle Beach, the other in Florence city limits. It will be interesting
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    Re: Creating a production hive from two Nuc's

    Wow, how did I miss this reply? Thanks for the response again. Yea I was referring to the number of frames from the original Nuc's into the production hive. Of course there will be an empty frame...
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    Re: Creating a production hive from two Nuc's

    Scpossum, I am still trying to get my arms around the flow season. Maybe you can answer since we are relatively close?

    As to the build up, I get it. I am not new to bee keeping and understand...
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    Re: Creating a production hive from two Nuc's

    Okay, now you have my curiosity peaked. What do you mean by your too late. i am in my first year here in SC and I don't know anything about the forage or the season. You say I'm too late with only...
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    Re: Creating a production hive from two Nuc's

    Understand! Thats why I am thinking about "combining two" to get one 7 frame production hive and a small 3 frame nuc. If the small nuc survives, great otherwise I get a production hive, at least...
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    Creating a production hive from two Nuc's

    I have a thought that I would like to put out there for comment. First year in SC, not first year in bee keeping, but I am starting over. I am getting 2 spring split nuc's with a new queen shortly,...
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    Re: South Carolina Beekeeping

    Thanks. Never had luck with packages.
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    Re: South Carolina Beekeeping

    Jan 21st right here in Florence, Pee Dee Bee keepers meeting. Thanks everyone for the help. I think I have found direction.
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    Re: South Carolina Beekeeping

    All set. Actually contacted a pest control guy and wala, he has several acres he is willing to share.

    sc-bee, do you sell nuc's? I can only find them in NC
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    Re: South Carolina Beekeeping

    8-10 weeks is short???? 3-4 weeks in Vermont!!!!!
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    Re: South Carolina Beekeeping

    Thank you for the inspiration. That means this year MUST be a good one. :>)
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    Re: South Carolina Beekeeping

    Thanks. This is the site I was referencing as well and there is no reference to Williamsburg. I am a little concerned that Florence, for what ever reason is not a favorable place to bee keep. ...
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    South Carolina Beekeeping

    I am new to South Carolina, Florence to be exact. This will be my first year in The community

    I can not find a local association. i check Florence county and all the surrounding counties. ...
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    Re: New to South Carolina.

    Thanks, I look forward to meeting everyone locally!
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    Re: New to South Carolina.

    I will keep this in mind lol
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    Re: New to South Carolina.

    Thanks. I am looking forward to all the new issues. I am located in West Florence. I am currently trying to locate a source for three nuc's. I was successful selling all my nuc's in Vermont, so I...
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    New to South Carolina.

    I am new to South Carolina having started my bee keeping venture in Northwestern Vermont. I have been in South Carolina for a month and have yet to spot one hive in any field, back yard, out yard or...
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    Re: Nuc's not building up

    Thanks. Of the original 10, I am down to 7 for various reasons. I will play out the fall flow for now and reevaluate mid sept.
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    Re: Nuc's not building up

    Now you do. Do you have anything else to help?
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