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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
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    CANDIA, NEW HAMPSHIRE
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    I'm bound and determined to get my two hives through the winter. One hive is Italian the other Italian hybrid (Allstar). I'm concerned about taking the large Italian broodnest into the cold winter months and am considering requeening with NWC in late summer ( maybe Aug 1 ). Given the fact that I have italians now and they should put up a lot of stores would it help the NWC bees to have the extra honey? -or is this not the issue. Also, if requeening is the way to go, is August first a good time to do it?

    Brian

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Nehawka, Nebraska USA
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    I've found the Carnis don't use much stores, but I'm too paranoid and still keep leaving them the amount I would with the Italians. They usually have way too much left over, but I'd still rather have that than come up short.

    August sounds like a good time to replace the workeforce before fall.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Berkey, OH, USA
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    Brian
    I requeened a failed hive with a Kona nwc Q last fall. Worked out well. A few Italians made it through the winter. mostly all carnis now.

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