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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: mini nuc to reg. nuc transfer?
« Last post by sc-bee on March 28, 2015, 08:34:14 PM »
Are you saying "mini nucs" meaning the frames are something other than standard size, or what?  Your question has been opened and read by a lot of people and nobody has answered because maybe nobody understands what you are asking.

Usually a nuc is just a box with fewer frames -- 2, 4, 5 or something -- instead of 8 or 10 frames.  You'd normally use the size frame compatible with the size hive you'll eventually move the bees into.   At least, that's my understanding.  You could use frames that belong in a deep box, for example.

Clarify your question and you'll be more likely to get a bunch of answers.  Some might even agree with the others :shocked:

Yes he is talking a mini-nuc with mini nuc size frames. I don't know the dimension but they are very small frames about half the size or smaller than a medium. And I have no idea about transfer and I think most folks that sideline use standard equipment. And the nucs are usually to breed the queen remove her, cage her, sale her, or place her. Not to make a transition to other size equipment.
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A wise man once said (or maybe it was some wise guy)  "Climate change happens.  Adapt."
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: mini nuc to reg. nuc transfer?
« Last post by Jim 134 on March 28, 2015, 07:37:32 PM »
I want to make some mini nucs, but am not sure how to make the transition between getting them from the mini nuc to the regular size nuc. Don't the larvae have to be put in the regular sized nuc too? Sorry if in wrong category, but didn't know if it was a queen or equipment topic.

      Personally I did not see why anybody that is making under a 100 queens per year what even need mini nucs for queen rearing .Maybe you are bigger than I think you are in beekeeping in that case my answer would be completely different. (stick with standard equipment if you are doing under 100 queens per year )



                   BEE HAPPY Jim 134   :smile:
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DOWN UNDER BEEKEEPING / Re: How much (weight) honey in an Ideal super?
« Last post by iddee on March 28, 2015, 07:29:15 PM »
If an ideal is 16.8 cm, or 6 5/8 inch, each frame will yield approx. 1.3 to 1.6 kg. 3 to 3.5 US pound.
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DOWN UNDER BEEKEEPING / Re: How much (weight) honey in an Ideal super?
« Last post by rawfind on March 28, 2015, 07:02:44 PM »
I think It's more related to weight, an 8 frame super full of honey is heavy and unwieldy. I suspect a 10 frame would be even more so. It's easier to start with 8 frame gear now than change from 10 to 8 later when you find you can't lift a full 10 frame super any more  :wink:

Agree with Paul,   an 8 frame box full of honey weighs a lot, i tend to try and get my ute close by with a box on the ute and transfer each frame i want to the box on the ute, or i only lift a box of 4 frames up on the ute, you have to think about your back , 10 frames is even heavier, but you need to decide what you are going to use before you go too far into it as you dont want 10 and 8 frame boxes that you cant mix and match.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: mini nuc to reg. nuc transfer?
« Last post by Dallasbeek on March 28, 2015, 06:44:54 PM »
Are you saying "mini nucs" meaning the frames are something other than standard size, or what?  Your question has been opened and read by a lot of people and nobody has answered because maybe nobody understands what you are asking.

Usually a nuc is just a box with fewer frames -- 2, 4, 5 or something -- instead of 8 or 10 frames.  You'd normally use the size frame compatible with the size hive you'll eventually move the bees into.   At least, that's my understanding.  You could use frames that belong in a deep box, for example.

Clarify your question and you'll be more likely to get a bunch of answers.  Some might even agree with the others :shocked:
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GREETINGS/TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF / Hello from Portugal
« Last post by EricConcE on March 28, 2015, 06:37:25 PM »
Hello!
Recentlly having moved to Portugal, I am a young apiculturist who is currently working on expanding his apiaries in the coastal regions. I'm always eager to learn from those who are more experienced.
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TOP BAR HIVES - WARRE HIVES - LONG HIVES / Half Frame Design - Larger dimensions?
« Last post by EricConcE on March 28, 2015, 06:31:26 PM »
I figured I would reach out to Warre beekeepers who may have experience with using half-frames (as per Gilles Denis: http://ruche-warre.com/des-cadres-ou-des-barrettes.html). I am considering using this concept in the brood nest of my nationals with larger dimensions (43cm length, 24cm depth. Denis states that he chose this design after observing that colonies only attached combs in the top 1/3 of nests (corresponding to honeycomb portion). Could this concept work without too many attachments in the brood nest of my hives? TY for insight.
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DISEASE & PEST CONTROL / Formic Acid - Hot Temperatures?
« Last post by EricConcE on March 28, 2015, 06:24:13 PM »
Hello all,
I am interested in hearing about the effectivenss of Formic acid pads/baggies (either 50% or 65% solutions method) during hot months in which temperatures are in the 90s. I have heard that at these hotter temperautres, it may be damaging to the colonies - if this is the case I may opt for a Thymol based product instead. Experiences/Advice is appreciated!
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MEMBER'S WEBPAGES, BLOGS & FORUMS / Re: Here's my website
« Last post by mikecva on March 28, 2015, 06:01:55 PM »
Nice   :grin:   -Mike
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