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I’ve only have one 5-frame deep nuc and it is wrapped in insulation and tar paper. It feels a bit light to me (no scale). The bees are flying on warm days, and I’ve put sugar bricks on my other hives. Should I tear apart the insulation on the nuc and give them a brick or patty? I don’t have a shim for the nuc and would need to make one. Then should I wrap it back up?
 

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Meg,

What I would do is: make your one inch shim (easy to do), pull your insulation near the top only, pull you OC & IC, add the shim, load it with sugar bricks, MCM, sugar much or whatever & possibly 1/2 pollen patty, replace the IC & OC, & top insulation & rain/snow cover, & Brick if you use one. Some beeks will say the pollen patty is too early so you may choose to delay it. Do this on the best sunny, warm, calm day in the near future. The supplemental feed is a little bit of insurance that you will have the girls alive and well in April. Have a productive 2099.

Steve
 
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