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    Default Overwintered Queen

    A couple of photos of my stongest hive's Queen. I made a 3 frame nuc from it this morning. I am using one of fatbeemans Russian Queens in it.


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    Great Pictures, thanks for sharing. That queen looks like my italian queens...

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    She is an Italian. This is her second season.
    The Russian was installed in the nuc.
    "To bee or not to bee"

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    Default start feeding newbee101

    Hi newbe101,
    If you are using foundation on two side frames of your nuc I recommend feeding 1-1 syrup. That will help them build better comb.

    good pictures, Can you show us the russian in the nuc?

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    She is an Italian. This is her second season.
    Quote Originally Posted by newbee 101 View Post
    The Russian was installed in the nuc.

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    Gilman, The Russian is still in her Queen cage. It will be a few days before I
    check on her. She is dark with a yellow dot painted on her. My first ever marked Queen. No need to feed, they have plenty of capped honey. I dont want them to fill up the brood area. All of my new hives have capped honey (from my deadouts).
    They are all drawing out nice white wax. Thanks for the comments all....
    Last edited by newbee 101; 04-28-2007 at 05:29 PM.
    "To bee or not to bee"

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    Default feeding when introducing a new queen

    Feeding improves the chances of successful introduction of a queen, when you use foundation in unstable weather feeding is a must. They will not starve but build comb differently on different weather.



    Quote Originally Posted by newbee 101 View Post
    Gilman, The Russian is still in her Queen cage. It will be a few days before I
    check on her. She is dark with a yellow dot painted on her. My first ever marked Queen. No need to feed, they have plenty of capped honey. I dont want them to fill up the brood area. All of my new hives have capped honey (from my deadouts).
    They are all drawing out nice white wax. Thanks for the comments all....

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    Nice looking Queen!

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    Great looking Queen. Thanks for the nice pictures...and good luck!
    "My child, eat honey, for it is good." (Proverbs 24:13)

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