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dpence
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« on: April 30, 2008, 10:57:18 PM »

Today I inspected one of my hives and discovered four queen cells, two were capped.  I decided to take one of the frames with a nice cell on it and nurse bees and put them in a five frame nuc.  I added emerging brood and pollen stores. Two frames have drawn empty brood cells. On top I added a five frame medium super with two full frames of honey and the rest with empty comb.  I took a good amount of workers from the same hive, and placed the nuc about a 1/2 mile away on another location.  Since the greater amount of brood was in the upper deep of the original hive, I reversed the deeps.  I guess will wait and see what happens.  I also removed the other queen cells.  Humm...wondering if that was a good move. 

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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2008, 06:43:11 AM »

Sounds like a plan.

You might also open up the brood nest.
http://www.bushfarms.com/beesswarmcontrol.htm
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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2008, 11:12:27 AM »

Ok, yes I will look around in it again.  That hive is really strong.  Whats cool is they have a nice temperament.  Hopefully I don't loose that trait in the split.  I visually checked the split this morning and the activity looks good.  I put them under an apple tree...LOL. 
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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2008, 02:41:40 PM »

Way to go Depence. Sounds like everything is going well your way. How did the Russians turn out?

Dennis
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