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    Re: 6F nucs for honey production

    Back track through the thread, there are a few details you need to satisfy
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    Re: 6F nucs for honey production

    You will find exactly what you'd see in the centre 6 frames of a 10 frame single. Lots of brood, pollen around the edges, some honey. Once I get the nucs going, we hustle to get them into place...
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    Re: Assaulted by the opinion lady...

    Yikes Charlie, she sounded like a looney
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    Re: 6F nucs for honey production

    Keep in mind I winter in Canada, indoors, confined for 5-6 months
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    Re: 6F nucs for honey production

    "If you didn't love it you'd hate it"

    Wow thst is a good quote. Pretty much sums it up lol
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    Re: 6F nucs for honey production

    That is interesting
    Canola is good , just frustrating we lost quite a few days to rain and drizzle.
    Right now we are fighting high moisture honey thanks to humidity.
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    Re: 6F nucs for honey production

    Old queens don't nuc very well. It's a fresh girls game
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    Re: 6F nucs for honey production

    Ya... the clover left in the ditches, alfalfa around here and there. But mostly, we are done mid Aug. I have to be careful when I pull not to mis judge what's coming in.
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    Re: 6F nucs for honey production

    5 frames are good, some run 4 frames, but our winters are 5-6 months, do that extra frame will come in handy late March
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    Re: 6F nucs for honey production

    What I'm trying to do is make up a boat load of nucs, with next to no resource. 2 frames brood, queen cell, June...makes a perfect little hive but surplus hits me. So instead of managing singles...
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    Re: 6F nucs for honey production

    yup
    And I bet not all together. This just keeps that nest together and the surplus uptop .
    WITH FRESH QUEENS

    Not going to be making this up in May...
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    Re: 6F nucs for honey production

    Just so you know, I have 1200 singles going. This method only works with fresh queens.
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    Re: 6F nucs for honey production

    Ya I have no beetles thank God
    But those boxes are full of bees.
    I wouldn't know how to run with beetles. I would assume running the boxes tighter... But up here space is needed to CATCH the crop
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    Re: 6F nucs for honey production

    Keep the production where you can take it, feed them like a baby after its all done ;)
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    Re: 6F nucs for honey production

    Go into 5 hives tomorrow and tell me how many full frames of brood you have. Not including anything but brood and a bit of feed
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    Re: 6F nucs for honey production

    Your not understanding what's going on. I'm not holding back the queen. The calendar comes into play, by placing unlimited space up top with a smaller nest to maintain more attention is pushed...
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    Re: 6F nucs for honey production

    They share the upper space, excluders keep the queens in each individual unit. Exponential honey production when managed this way. Because of the smaller brood nest, more attention is put uptop. ...
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    Re: 6F nucs for honey production

    The whole point to this kinda project is to build units with minimal resources and manage the surplus honey stores by tapping into your standardized super inventory.
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    Re: 6F nucs for honey production

    Sections of canola, that one is ours
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    Re: 6F nucs for honey production

    6 frames is the way to go. That extra frame makes all the difference
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    Re: 6F nucs for honey production

    I simply split 2 brood frames and bees per nuc and dropped a queen cell in each. Made up first week June, adding thirds last week of July. Im not sure what the honey yeild comparison would be,...
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    Re: 6F nucs for honey production

    Not sure if BeeMaid sells them , probably
    Talk directly to them and they would figure a deal. Mention you were talking to me.
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    Re: 6F nucs for honey production

    http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y489/IanSteppler/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsessjlzib.jpeg
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    Re: Swarm Control Made Very Easy Apparently

    :applause:

    Go for it :thumbsup:
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    Re: Swarm Control Made Very Easy Apparently

    If you have very few mites then that's a mute point
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