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    Default cellbuilder nuc

    can you use a nuc box for a cellbuilder if your only starting 15-20 cells? can you build it strong enough, and then split it into 3 frame nucs for your queen cells? i'm starting my second attempt at queen's, they made me one cell the first time out of 8. thought i would try a different method of cell building.
    thanks

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    you sure can they will build several cells if you do it wright

    http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g3...e/100_0723.jpg

    http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g3...e/100_0726.jpg

    http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g3...e/100_0950.jpg

    These were done in a 1/2 frame length 9 1/8" 5 frame mating nuc loaded with young nurse bees

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    Default Re: cellbuilder nuc

    The main thing is that it needs to be overflowing with bees. Any size hive overflowing with bees that has resources (honey and pollen) can do a good job of rearing queens.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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    Default Re: cellbuilder nuc



    Velbert,
    Great photos.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Ernie
    Ernie
    My websitehttp://bees4u.com/

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