We just got a swarm. Have some ?'s
My bud and I retrieved our first swarm from near his hives this evening.
Its fairly small and was placed into a 10 frame deep with foundation for tonight and a screen over the opening for ventilation.
We are thinking these bees won't survive the winter but are going to give them a chance by placing them into a Nuc.
I brought them home, reversed the inner cover and placed some honey on it that came from his hives till I can start them on syrup.
Am planning to put them into half of a divided 10 frame deep tomorrow morning that has a nuc already started in the other half. It consists of two boxes of 4 frames each on that side
My friend has 6 medium and 4 shallow frames of capped honey that he kept in the freezer as a resource if needed.
Even though it's a deep Nuc, I'm going to place some of the medium frames of capped honey into it and maybe some empty deep frames of drawn comb.
Last edited by Allen; 09-27-2012 at 10:47 PM.