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    Default Winter nucs ???

    I noticed about 8 of my double story nucs only have a 2-3 frame cluster. Is that enough in Ohio? Should i combine them on the next warm day?

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    Default Re: Winter nucs ???

    What temperature was it when you saw them clustered on 2-3 frames, are they deep frames? Are they double high 4 or 5 frame nucs? John

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    Beemaniac, 8 out of how many? My thoughts on this are that the cluster is probably appropriate given the size and configuration of the wintering unit. I would be inclined to leave them alone and see what they do. Like all who will read this thread I wait for the words of the overwintering master. Are you there MP? WWMPD?

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    double deep 5 frame nucs. bees were in the lower boxes. plenty of stores. It just didnt seem like many bees. 45 degrees. i just peaked in so i wouldnt disturb them

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    Default Re: Winter nucs ???

    Indoor overwintering nucs :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wrqG4DHPKE

    Cheers,
    Drew

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    Default Re: Winter nucs ???

    Drew are those your nucs?
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    Default Re: Winter nucs ???

    Quote Originally Posted by Adrian Quiney WI View Post
    Beemaniac, 8 out of how many? My thoughts on this are that the cluster is probably appropriate given the size and configuration of the wintering unit. I would be inclined to leave them alone and see what they do. Like all who will read this thread I wait for the words of the overwintering master. Are you there MP? WWMPD?
    I would also leave them alone. I see many like this...3 frames of bees in the bottom box and honey above with hardly a bee.

    WWMPD??

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    Default Re: Winter nucs ???

    WWMPD - as in What Would Michael Palmer Do?

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    I'm glad MP answered, because I would have been inclined to say that 2-3 frames of bees was a little shy of ideal, but who am I.

    John

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    Default Re: Winter nucs ???

    Quote Originally Posted by Adrian Quiney WI View Post
    WWMPD - as in What Would Michael Palmer Do?
    I'll have to remember this when I am troubled about wintering nucs.

    John

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    Default Re: Winter nucs ???

    Not mine, found that doing research in attempt to save a couple small 1st yr.colonies that were crushed by SHB this season. I brought mine in yesterday, am very curious to see if I can nurse them through the winter.
    Of course there are many naysayers, but I try to remember that there was a time when all the experts knew it was a scientific fact that the earth was flat, and that no success has ever been achieved without a thousand failures first.
    Cheers,
    Drew

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