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    Re: Maximize first year nuc honey production

    I think this is why some open the brood next


    I agree 100% with you. I think we are on the same page. Thank you for the thoughtful conversation.

    So my game plan for my 3 nuc's arriving in two...
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    Re: Maximize first year nuc honey production

    My limited experience is that they draw out foundation less frames rather quickly during a flow, sometimes a full empty medium in a week. I don't have experience on how quickly they draw out...
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    Re: Maximize first year nuc honey production

    Thanks for your input. Based on what I saw last year, if there is a flow on, they will draw foundationless top down, bottom up, what ever. It becomes my job to make sure it starts off correctly or...
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    Re: Maximize first year nuc honey production

    Thanks Walt. So rather than alternating, I should place 5-6 frames of drawn comb in the section positions with undrawn on the outside! This is very valuable. Thank you
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    Re: Maximize first year nuc honey production

    Last year was year 1 for me and despite loosing three hives, I have all kinds of foundationless comb from the hives by simply adding a box of empty frames on top as the hive expanded. They would...
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    Re: Maximize first year nuc honey production

    Very close to what I am thinking. but I have one question. Up till the main flow starts, what would the brood box setup look like? should I maintain 1 deep brood box, 1 deep and 1 medium, or 2...
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    Maximize first year nuc honey production

    All of my hives have died (Except a very week one that I am requeening later this week) leaving me plenty of drawn comb for three overwintered nuc's I am getting in a few weeks. I think I have a...
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    Re: Queen laying multiple eggs in one cell

    I expect capped brood to start emerging any day now. I first noticed eggs on April 12 so I am guessing the first eggs were laid about Apr 10th. 20 days later for emerging puts them later this week....
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    Re: Queen laying multiple eggs in one cell

    Yes, but not much. It appears that the queen shut down most of the winter and was slow to get going. First time I noticed eggs was 2 weeks ago. Also, she is laying on the side of a frame, not in...
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    Re: Queen laying multiple eggs in one cell

    This is why I am confused because she is definitely last years queen. Your suggesting I have a laying worker? If so, what are the problems associated with a laying worker and what should I do about...
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    Re: Queen laying multiple eggs in one cell

    Sorry, I should have mentioned, the queen is a surviving queen, she was marked from last year.

    This hive, I affectionately call my ****** hive because it has always been aggressive so maybe this...
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    Embarrassing mistake

    I was storing a deep and 3 mediums all with drawn comb stacked on top of each other right next to my other hives. This was a result of my failed hives from the winter. I went to do an inspection...
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    Queen laying multiple eggs in one cell

    I was excited a few weeks ago to find the queen, in my only hive of three to get through the winter, was laying. This colony is very weak however with barley enough workers to cover one side of a...
  14. Re: Is this normal? First complete hive check since November

    This is great! I too have a very low bee count in my two hives. After surviving a brutal winter, I was worried mites had gotten to them because I did not treat in the fall. I did a complete...
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    Re: Saw my Queen today :>)

    And two days after putting pollen patties on, there are eggs.
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    Re: Saw my Queen today :>)

    Just an update on this thread. I went through both hives thoroughly last evening. Found both queens, No eggs, No brood, No larva, Lots of pollen and honey stores. I did put half a pollen patty on...
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    Re: Saw my Queen today :>)

    [QUOTE=Matt F;1249043]1) dealer's choice but I say yes, treat now and don't put any honey supers on until you remove the treatment. Sounds like they'll need that long to recover anyway.


    Thanks...
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    Re: Saw my Queen today :>)

    This is for anyone. So since I obviously didn't treat in the fall, should I treat my stronger hive now, or let it go? I will certainly treat my nucs when they arrive in a few weeks, but I will...
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    Re: Saw my Queen today :>)

    Costly rookie mistake. The silver linings are these. I now have that experience under my belt. I am running all foundationless frames and since last year was year 1 with no drawn frames, this...
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    Re: Saw my Queen today :>)

    I closed up as soon as I saw the queen but I was looking for anything but saw nothing. Again, the cluster was just stupid small.

    At this point I see this as an autopsy.
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    Re: Saw my Queen today :>)

    Argggg. I was afraid this would be a comment. The answer is no.
    I bought the treatment but decided to not. Is this what happens? Live and learn!
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    Saw my Queen today :>)

    However, the colony seems very, very week.

    Situation is this. Two hives made it through my first winter as a beek. The colony has slowly continued to dwindle in the past few weeks so today, a...
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    Re: Come on New England! You're almost there!

    Got two weak hives through this brutal winter in part due to quilt boxes! They each went into winter with two deeps each, weighing 75 and 125 pounds each. Ironically the 75 pound hive came out...
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    Re: colony expansion?

    Thanks, perfect explanation. I am 15 miles away from Michael Palmer. I do follow his lead on most everything, but try to not over burden him with my amateur questions and this one was only out of...
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    Re: colony expansion?

    Thanks for your comments. All I am sayings is that I am expecting, right or wrong, to see more bees as the weeks go by and right now I am not seeing this.

    As I read more, I am finding that...
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