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    Re: Trying out Carniolan queens in Nucs

    I am excited to be trying them out. I hope to be able to pull some frames of brood from them and keep expanding nuc and or hives from them. So, 5 is enough of a sample size to give them a fair shake?
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    Trying out Carniolan queens in Nucs

    Have made 5, 5 frame nucs the past weeks and queend with NWC queens, My question is, how many nucs do you think is fair to give them a good try. I have only ever had Italians. Not sure what to...
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    Grumpy Nucs. suggestions?

    Made a couple of 5 frame nucs on Monday, 1 and ½ frames of brood with good stores of honey on top and on the back side of the second frame, 1 empty frame in the middle and two frames of good capped...
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    Re: Frosting as feed?

    Thanks for the warning. Thats why I said no to the royal icing. WAY to much protein in there. I would only be feeding this to nucs and small swarms to build them up for the winter. Also was going to...
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    Frosting as feed?

    Have access to a good amount of frosting leftovers from a bakery. Was wondering about feeding is as a supplement to nucs and this year’s swarms? All it contains is powdered sugar, butter and or...
  6. Re: Making up new deep hive frames, questioning using fishing line instead of wire?

    No issues? I really can't forsee any.
  7. Making up new deep hive frames, questioning using fishing line instead of wire?

    Mainly, looking at the cost of wire versus fishing line. Since they won’t be going through an extractor and I want to replace the frames out every couple of years, the fishing line sounds...
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    Re: What would you do with overcrowding?

    I am in a similar situation, have a swarm I caught 3 weeks ago, gave them two deeps with pulled comb. As of yesterday 8 frames of capped brood, 6 frames of larvae and eggs rest is honey, pollen....
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