Feeding mating nucs
I plan to set up a couple hundred mating nucs this spring. They are full size medium double 3 framers. I plan to make them up with 1 frame honey or extracted comb filled with 2to1 sugar syrup, 1 frame brood and 1 frame foundation, plus cpl frames of bees. I am not starting till light flow is on.
I have read that it is difficult to get them to accept queen cell if no flow is on. I can't rember who, but someone on here said they would pour a little SS in bottom of nuc for feed. I hate to use up 1 of 3 spaces for feeder.
I hope to keep these nucs growing and pull out frames of brood on occasion and replace with foundation. Use brood to make up hives or more nucs.
How do ya'll handle feeding mating nucs, when they need it?
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