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overwintering nucs

  1. Bee Forum
    Have November 4th swarm in a 5 frame nuc box that is borrowed. 3 frames of bees, mostly drawn comb, 2 frames of honey. Going to put in a styrofoam nuc box like "In the Beekeeper's Work Shop". Feeding 2:1 s.w. and pollen patty. Wondering if anyone has tried one of these to overwinter with? Any...
  2. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    Hi, Castleton, VT zone 4b Newish to beekeeping and I, though under-informed, think that feeding is not good for the long term success of bees and want to try to take over-wintering nucs to the next level and see if I can get them to survive without any feeding. I'll admit I'm way in over my...
  3. Bee Forum
    After several conversations and experiences, the following method is looking feasible. It is essentially having Nucs for 2/3 of the year and combining those into a large hive for the other 1/3. 1. Overwinter two double story Nucs (2x 4 frame), side by side. 2. At least 6 weeks before swarm...
  4. Beekeeping 101
    Michael Bush has asked that I participate in a discussuin on "Wintering Nucs." I do winter nucs here in the northern Champlain Valley of Vermont and New York. More than 400 this winter. This is sometning that my good friend and sometimes mentor, Kirk Webster, has talked me into. I say talked me...
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