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I bought two of the Shamrock "S" Universal Mating Boxes.
Pollination, Queen rearing, and Honey production.
The July issue of the ABJ has an advertisement on page 706 with photos.
www.Shamrock-S.com
I would like to know how other beekeepers are reporting their use of this product and an evaluation.
Please make comments.
Thanks,
Ernie
 

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Saturday, July 17, 2010

I shook bees into the one side of the nuc, added a mated queen in a California mini cage, filled the inside feeder, latched down the cover, and let the bees settle down for the night.
On Sunday, July 18, 2010 I will put the candy tube into the Calif. mini cage.
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Sunday, July 18, 2010
I compacted the nuc by moving a frame of bees next to the others, sliding in the divider and shaking bees off the other frame. I opened the entrance to the nuc that is next to the queen right nuc so they can find their way around to their entrance.
The mini cage fell to the floor over night, the bees were being very attentive to the cage so I removed the cork and let her walk out into the bees clustered on the frames.
The bees consumed about 1 & 1/4" of syrup over night.
I placed a shade board on the box for their comfort.
To be continued:
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I don't see any mating nucs on Mannlake, except for the styrofoam ones..

There is the bee breif plastic nuc, but that one seems a little high for what you get...

I'd still like to picture of the shamrock hive.
 
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