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  1. Installing nucs today

    Bee Forum
    Yep. It's that time of year again.
  2. East Texas Nucs - FOR SALE - $150 - Available Mid April

    For Sale
    Nucs include 5+ frames of brood / honey / new queen / bees All of our options are made up during the spring using bees with a queen grafted by us at CNC Honey Farms. All of our options will be available to pick up around mid-April. When you receive your hive, it will contain five-plus frames of...
  3. Nucs for Sale. Available around mid-April.

    For Sale
    Nucs for Sale. Available around mid-April. Nucs include 5+ frames of brood / honey / new queen / bees All of our options are made up during the spring using bees with a queen grafted by us at CNC Honey Farms. All of our options will be available to pick up around mid-April. When you receive...
  4. Cardboard Nuc feeder help

    Equipment/Hardware
    What are you all using for feeders in cardboard nucs? I don't want to use Boardman (robbing risk) or in hive type that takes room from the growing bees. i do community feed as well but I don't think the sound nuc with few foragers is able to get much feed that way. I'm considering using the...
  5. 2020 nucs for sale

    For Sale
    Reserve your nucs for spring 2020! These will be 4 frame nucs with an in hive feeder. Good frames and good population with a new proven queen. They will be available for pick up in Bancroft, Wisconsin near the end of April-first week of May weather dependent. Larger orders of nucs could also be...
  6. 4 Frame nucs

    For Sale
    4 frame nucs available April 20. Frames in good condition no broken ears. Located in northern California. Contact me for more information about freight shipping or pick up arrangements. 1-50 $150 50+ $130 [email protected] (530)-923-0942 Noel Tinoco Butte Valley Apiaries
  7. 5 frame deep Nuc to Warré the easy? way

    Warre and other Compact Vertical Hives Forum
    Getting a 5-frame nuc this spring to use in a Warre hive. Idea is to do a transfer down into the Warre, rather than cutting the combs. So I am building a transfer box, with the plan of removing the transfer box as quickly as possible, maybe by mid summer and harvesting the honey. Question is...
  8. 2019 Spring Nucs May only, April fully booked.

    For Sale
    W. Fisher Bee Farm will be selling spring nucs in the Spring 2019 Season. Taking orders now, all nuc orders must have 10% down to be considered a firm order. May availability The 2019 Price will be as follows: 001 to 019 $175 020 to 049 $155 050 to 099 $140 100 to 199 $125...
  9. New hive with swarm cells

    Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    I picked up a 5 frame nuc about a mont ago (6/8) and installed them into my first top bar hive. This past Saturday, when I went through the hive, I was unable to find the queen. I could very well have missed her, but more alarming was that I also saw 3 or 4 swarm cells and possibly 1...
  10. Is this normal or aggressive behavior to a new queen?

    Bee Forum
    Quick context: Queenless NUC with no brood or eggs 2.5 weeks after install. Put a new mated queen still the plastic in the box for a couple of days for some extra acclamation. Also added a frame of brood with some larvae 3 days ago. So after three days, took a peek and observed this... Is...
  11. 2 Week Old NUC, No Evidence of Queen

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    Second year beekeeper here and just got three NUCS 2 weeks ago. One has no queen or evidence of queen...just a lot of bees eating honey. No larva or capped brood. Also don't see any queen cells. The other two nucs seem to be doing well and have plenty of larva and capped brood. What should I...
  12. What to do with 40 bees

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    I installed a package of bees last Sunday. The time of the installation was 5pm. The temperature was dropping quickly so I did my best to empty the package as best I could. Outside temp was low 40s, windy with cloud cover. Despite my efforts, there remained approximately 40+/- bees in the...
  13. 5 Frame Nucs

    For Sale
    Our mating was better than expected so i have more nucs than i have sold. Anyone still looking for spring nucs in Either Florida or Pennsylvania i have availability now. $175 for one, Discounts at 20,50,100, and 200 nucs Please call or email for more information. Aaron Fisher W. Fisher Bee...
  14. Overwinter Nuc into Full Equipment - When!? New York

    Bee Forum
    Hi all, I'm proud to say that I've brought four, five over five medium nucs through the winter (knock on wood they make it through March, but they look strong and are actually bringing in some white pollen today.) I'm wondering when the right time is to move them into my eight frame equipment...
  15. What to do with a nuc dead-out with drawn comb and honey

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    I have a dead-out with 5 frames of drawn comb and lots of honey. There are about 5 sides of the frames with drawn comb that's empty and the rest is full of honey(mostly capped). I'd like to install a package in with these frames. Should I install package right into the nuc box or move the frames...
  16. 4 frame nuc

    For Sale
    I will have 4 frame nucs ready early April with 2018 laying queen. Queens in nuc will be carniolan. Bring your own equipment and I will reduce $10 each nuc. 1-49 $140 50+ $125 Call or email me for more information. Noel Tinoco 530 923-0942 [email protected]
  17. Swarm Trap Design , Placement , Baiting , everything discussed

    Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    I was getting questions and PM's on another group about Swarm Trapping so I made a video. I'm not a pro youtuber, i'm not a monetized channel, i'm just a guy in a shop, so be nice. I made this in one take, no editing so it's a little long...but i've covered all the basic points about building...
  18. Saving honey filled frames from an abandoned hive for new hives next Spring

    Beekeeping 101
    Hello fellow beekeepers, I am a first year beekeeper and I thought I was doing pretty well until my hive swarmed away. I now have an empty hive as I head into winter in Western Massachusetts and next Spring (after some more classes) I plan on starting two hives with Nucs. Regarding my...
  19. Empty frames - Is feeding a viable option?

    Bee Forum
    Hello, a first-year beekeepers from with a question. We have three hives, two ten frames and one six-frame Nuc from a July split. Yesterday while transferring the Nuc Frames to new boxes we found all the frames to be light or low in stored reserves. Over the past four weeks, they seem to have...
  20. What to do with 2nd brood box?

    Bee Forum
    Good morning from the unusually rainy Texas Panhandle. After purchasing a nuc in early June that was bursting with bees, I installed it into an 8 frame Langstroth. It appeared to be rapidly expanding in July, so to avoid a swarm while I was scheduled to be away for several weeks, I moved a...
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