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Hi everyone, I am starting to look for over wintered nucs for 2015 in NY. Are there any recommendations of where to buy from? Thanks, Deb
 

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Just be mindful of the definition of a nuc---To me (hobbiest) a nuc is 5 frames---To a commercial beek a nuc is a single 10 frame hive,,,
I discovered this over the summer as I enlisted the help of a commercial beek to sell me some brood and start some nucs to overwinter. He recently suggested I put my starts in a ten frame box........needless to say my 5 frame nucs are 3 deep and busting at the seams with bees...I'm either going to have to put them in a 10 frame box or split again and buy queens....This isn't a bad thing, just a supprise as I enter preperation for winter...
I started with 10 on june 17---split out 5 more from the 10 on July 17---now the 10 are 3 deep in augest and making honey, but too many bees for the nuc boxes (5frame) I intend to winter them in....:)

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Just be mindful of the definition of a nuc---To me (hobbiest) a nuc is 5 frames---To a commercial beek a nuc is a single 10 frame hive,,,
Maybe where you live, McBee7, but not in NY or anywhere in the East where I have been. A nucleus colony (nuc) can vary in number of frames, but nucs commonly offered for sale here in NY are 5 frames of brood, bees, and honey.

You are running a nuc as a hive, a 5 over 5 over 5 "nuc"(?). Some people run 8 frame equipment. Seems as though you are running 5 frame equipment.

Wait until cold weather gets to where you are and all of those bees will fit nicely in your 5/5/5 nuc/hive.
 

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Take a look at Betterbee. They make up their own and also sell Michael Palmer's.
Thanks, I will. I didn't know they sold M. Palmers bees.
 

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Maybe where you live, McBee7, but not in NY or anywhere in the East where I have been. A nucleus colony (nuc) can vary in number of frames, but nucs commonly offered for sale here in NY are 5 frames of brood, bees, and honey.

You are running a nuc as a hive, a 5 over 5 over 5 "nuc"(?). Some people run 8 frame equipment. Seems as though you are running 5 frame equipment.

Wait until cold weather gets to where you are and all of those bees will fit nicely in your 5/5/5 nuc/hive.
Any suggestions Mark ?
 

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Suggestions of where to find nucs next Spring overwintered in NY? Maybe Bob Brachmann from down in Chautauqua County,NY . We need some beekeepers like Michael Palmer here in NY. Maybe if you Posted a quiry on ESHPA's Facebook page, you might get a response.

If TBH nucs are your thing, Sam Comfort is your source.
 

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Suggestions of where to find nucs next Spring overwintered in NY? Maybe Bob Brachmann from down in Chautauqua County,NY . We need some beekeepers like Michael Palmer here in NY. Maybe if you Posted a quiry on ESHPA's Facebook page, you might get a response.

If TBH nucs are your thing, Sam Comfort is your source.
Thanks Mark, it sounds like BetterBee would be good if they have M.Palmers bees. Bob B. sounds good also being that he has Russians. I'll ask on the Facebook page of EPSHA; I like to see what is out there. :)
 

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I wish there were a way to communicate w/ each and every local bee club in NY, but we don't seem to have that sort of thing set up. There doesn't seem to be a need.
 

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I wish there were a way to communicate w/ each and every local bee club in NY, but we don't seem to have that sort of thing set up. There doesn't seem to be a need.
I guess that's what EPSHPA is about. I shared your parrot video. :)
 

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I guess that's what EPSHPA is about.
Easier said than done and people have to want it and someone has to set things up. Some clubs couldn't care less about eshpa or being communicated with. From my experience. ESHPA can't serve the needs of all beekeepers. Not if those beekeepers don't want to be active members of eshpa.
 

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Easier said than done and people have to want it and someone has to set things up. Some clubs couldn't care less about eshpa or being communicated with. From my experience. ESHPA can't serve the needs of all beekeepers. Not if those beekeepers don't want to be active members of eshpa.
Agree. With a "but".
 

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We people are so imperfect and have such high expectations of others; there is always an exception, always a "but". I personally don't care for "buts", but they are always there. Some excuses "buts" are valid. Mine is that I cannot drive far at night, so I miss out. One of my husbands jobs is at night so he can't drive me. The ESHPA sight looks great, keep up the good work. Deb
PS I think I will buy from BetterBee, Michael Palmers bees. I have a Sam Comfort queen so hopefully that will winter over well.
 
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