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  1. #1
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    Apr 2013
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    Shasta,California,USA
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    Default Split Hive with New Queen

    Greetings from Beautiful Shasta County CA...
    3rd year beekeeper I am...I did not have a nine frame hive body only a Nuc.....so two weeks ago I split a strong (ready to swarm) hive and took 2 frames of brood and workers, one frame of capped honey and two new Bees waxed frames (empty) and placed them into a NUC body and introduced a new marked queen. How long should I leave them in the NUC before I move them into a regular new 10 frame hive body? ....
    John at the Sheila J Ranch

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    Pinellass County, Florida
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    Default Re: Split Hive with New Queen

    When the Nuc is full
    Which if you have a good flow
    Won't be long
    Good luck

  3. #3
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    Knox, Pa. USA
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    Default Re: Split Hive with New Queen

    A swarm ready split always seems to be in the mood for industrious building. As such they usually fill a nuc quickly. If you have a second nuc box you can place that on top just as you would a hive body to give them some extra room. However since the reason for splitting the hive is to start a second colony. It is worthwhile to get them into a hive a soon as possible rather that stifling their growth.. Just check them as you would a hive and increase or move them as needed. That will give you some time to get a new hive together.

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Split Hive with New Queen

    Thank You Tenbears for the info John

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