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    Re: Splits failing plz help

    Even though we are in a mild winter area, at times it can be
    quite windy and cold on rainy days here. Just now the weather man
    announced that there is a cold front with possible rains on
    the way....
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    Re: Splits failing plz help

    If you have not read up on Mel's summer nuc splits (on the web) method then read it for your future reference. In it he described why we
    should do a summer split instead of the Spring split. To...
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    Re: Splits failing plz help

    First of all this has nothing to do with the weather or the change in the
    daylight hours at this time. It is having more to do with your experience and strategy used to
    make a successful nuc...
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    Re: Splits failing plz help

    Don't worry there. We always made it through no matter what. That is the survival
    spirit that we all carry. The same goes for the bees also. Even during the last flood here they
    will cuddle...
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    Re: Splits failing plz help

    Nope, I did not lost this queen yet. She's all beat up with a tattered right wing but is
    surviving. I found her in a small ball of bees with one mean bee clamping to her left leg. So I
    put her...
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    Re: Splits failing plz help

    I would not wait that long to check for the queen's well being and that there are
    eggs inside this nuc hive. The same goes to the out yard nuc hive. With the coming of winter it
    is better that...
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    Re: Splits failing plz help

    "..., or it just not clear in the picture? Is the other comb side covered in screen also?"

    Yes, both side has a screen on it. The back side of the empty frame, I simple nailed some small nails to...
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    Re: Splits failing plz help

    Yes, you can use it both as a queen laying bank cage or serve as a queen introduction cage. Its purpose is for the queen to
    lay first while taking her time to get used to her bees in the intro...
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    Re: Splits failing plz help

    Of course it works. Been doing this for 4 seasons now. Both the Spring time split and very late summer
    split are using the same method. I only saw 7 foragers trying to get in to the old hive...
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    Re: Splits failing plz help

    Here is a method that I've used in the last 3 years for very late splits with excellent result.
    Find a very strong hive for this process. Moved all except 1 or 2 frames of attaching bees to the new...
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