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  1. #1
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    Default Will they move in??

    About a week or so ago, I saw a couple of bees in my back yard. I thought it might be fun to try to entice them to a nuc box I had laying around so I started to put out sugar water in an open top feeder and in a quart baggie. I put some LGO on a couple of q-tips in the bottom of the nuc and added one frame of foundation. As you can see in the picture, there's lots of action. Question.... how can I improve the possibility of them swarming to the nuc when it gets a little warmer?

    Wayne


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
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    Rader, Greene County, Tennessee, USA
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    Default Re: Will they move in??

    If you have some empty brood comb, or failing that, any comb, put a frame of that in to improve your odds.
    Graham
    USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft

  3. #3
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    Jackson, MO
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    Default Re: Will they move in??

    Go ahead and fill the nuc with frames, preferably with drawn comb, and if not, foundation. If a swarm moves in, which they very well might, they'll draw out wild comb in places where you have no frames and you'll have yourself a "cut out."

    Grant
    Jackson, MO https://www.createspace.com/4106626
    Beekeeping With Twenty-five Hives: https://www.createspace.com/4152725

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Will they move in??

    Thanks guys. I'm waiting on an order that includes foundation and frames but will have to try to find someone that has some extra comb I could either beg, borrow or steal. Hopefully, this will work out.

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