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FYI:
12/22/09
This nuc was puposely stressed for endurance.
Ernie has a field report on a Russian Breeder queen!
I checked one of my Russian Breeder queens today for brood and general health.
Results:
The nuc was a two framer late last summer going into the fall a 3 framer.
It was fed with Zip Lock bags of HFCS Type 55 and my home made Pollen Supplement.
It had about a pound of my home made fondant added to the top of the remaining Pollen Supplement 2 weeks ago.
They ate the fondant within 7-10 days and were consuming the supplement.
12/22/09
I removed what was left of the old patty and paper, pulled out an outside frame of foundation, inspected the 2nd frame and could see it filled with syrup, removed the 3rd frame and observed sealed brood about 4"X 6", pulled the 3rd frame and it has a brood area that's about 6"X 8" consisting of sealed brood, larvae and eggs. I did see the queen and she looks very healthy! The larvae are flooded with Royal Jelly too!
I put the nuc back together. It was fed the a pollen, Drivert, granulated and oil fondant.The temperature will drop into the low 30's tonight or colder.
Not bad for a dink that refused to die!
GO RUSSIANS GO RUSSIANS
Regards,
Ernie
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