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  1. #1
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    Feb 2014
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    River Falls, WI, USA
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    Default Nuc size going into winter and after winter

    I was wondering what size the cluster should be when going into winter? What is a acceptiable size comeing out of winter to have success from the next year? I am looking at a 4 over 4 configureation.

    Regards

  2. #2
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    Jul 2013
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    Louisville, KY
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    Default Re: Nuc size going into winter and after winter

    Take a look at pics from Lauri or Michael palmer how nucs should look. Feeding can help quit a bit.

    I have a few nucs wintering....all I want is for them to survive thru winter in spring. After that I and mother nature can build them up to deep boxes.

  3. #3
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    Oct 2010
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    Mammoth Cave, KY
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    Default Re: Nuc size going into winter and after winter

    This is a 5 over 5 Jan. 11, 2014 at 55 degrees.

    http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/...psf3091a0b.jpg
    Poppy's Bees, Queens, and Honey
    Mammoth Cave, KY

  4. #4
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    Jun 2013
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    Jefferson Co, TX
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    Default Re: Nuc size going into winter and after winter

    POPPY - Thanks, that gives me a idea of what to look for as a new bee keeper.

    My single medium has just a tad fewer bees than that on top, but it had another medium on top full of honey as well.

    Do appreciate the photos!
    Started 9/13, building slowly, now @ 7 Lang hives + 5 nucs, and treatment style not decided yet

  5. #5
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    Jan 2011
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    Great Falls Montana
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    Default Re: Nuc size going into winter and after winter

    If you have four or more frames of brood they will take off very well. Nucs work hard

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