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Is it foolish to consider starting a Nuc with 2 brood frames and a queen? Or is 3 frames neccessary?

My only goal is increase and not honey this year.


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I have no food frames......... Can I just feed them HFCS and bee pro patties?

I am getting 30 frames of brood and it would be great to make 15 colonies of them......

With a good year do you think it is possible to sprilt the original 15 (with new queens) and make 30 hives to go into winter?? Again I am not interested in honey so the bees can have all their stores.

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If I have HFCS 70 do you dilute it?? I read here somewhere to dilute it with 10% water by volume.

I would imagine boiling the water is important to kill off nasty stuff and make for faster mixing.
 

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The grocery stores here have 25 pound bags but cost per ounce (shown on the shelf) was actually higher than in 10 pound bags! I buy the 10's; easier to handle than a 25 anyway (I hate spilling sugar on the kitchen floor!). Might try Sam's Club also but they tend to have "name brands" instead of cheaper "store brands."

Lew
 
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