Making nucs
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  1. #1
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    Default Making nucs

    Can I add worker bees from various colonies to make nucs. Or will they fight even though they are queenless in a new home?

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  3. #2
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    Default Re: Making nucs

    I've done it without issues. Kinda like adding a frame of brood with workers on the comb to a weak colony.
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    Default Re: Making nucs

    yes

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    Default Re: Making nucs

    I have heard that you need bees from at least 3 different hives when you are making packages, so I would assume you need something similar making nucs. I think using more hives results in more "confusion" from the bees so they do not fight.

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