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  1. #21
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    Default Re: f) How do you install a nuc?

    To transport, I have a large, sheet bug net, for black flys and so on, purchased at the local hardware or sports store cheap, throw it over the nuc or package or hive, for insurance against strays in the car.
    Mark
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    Default Re: f) How do you install a nuc?

    How long will it take a new nuc to draw comb on 2 8-frame medium supers?
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    Default Re: f) How do you install a nuc?

    entirely too many variables there! The first is nucs range tremendously in strength and size. If it is a good honest five frame, it could be drawn out in a month if they have good weather, good flows or lots of feed. Just be sure you are ready because they can always surprise you to the upside and if you are not ready, they swarm and you lose you crop and maybe your colony. If they have the best of it, they can make a big crop. Depends on the year and the bees.

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    Default Re: How do you install a nuc?

    Thanks for this advice. I just got my first nuk last night and excited to transfer my bees into their new home. My nuke came with a frame feeder. I do have one question if you don't mind. How long should I continue to feed my bees?

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    Default Re: f) How do you install a nuc?

    A nuc is fairly unique. It has a small number of frames (2-5, with 5 being a typical option) and these frames are placed straight into the target hive. In a five-frame configuration, three frames contain brood, of all stages, while the outer two frames normally store honey and pollen.

    The package in which the frames are transported is often just a cardboard box, though purpose-built wood made nucs are generally and more robust.
    Despite the fact that technically not a requirement, most nucs come with a queen. The nuc has workers and drones usually born from the queen herself. This is an important consideration since there is no need for the workers to acclimatize to her - she is their mother!

    Additionally, the nuc has bees in all phases of life, such as newly laid eggs (the queen will even continue laying eggs while the nuc is being transported), larvae and pupae. The adult worker bees represent all the roles, from nurse bees, cleaners, guard bees, forager and everything in between.

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    Default Re: f) How do you install a nuc?

    Quote Originally Posted by Abdul Azeem View Post
    [...] Despite the fact that technically not a requirement, most nucs come with a queen. [...]
    WHAT ?
    LJ
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