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Offline Carriage House Farm

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Installing 4 Nucs
« on: April 27, 2008, 03:41:02 PM »
Cross posting this on a couple forums...

Picked 'em up late Thursday and took me forever to get back to the farm.


Installed between 12 AM and 1:30AM...


Worked by headlight...got stung a couple times


All in all I think it went quite well...



Later that same day they were hammering away.





We are in full flow right now.  I love the sound while I eat lunch under my apple trees.

Some 10 minute videos of the bees simply doing what bees do...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEE4c5QSZ74

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfdE2Fmfrfk

I began trimming and pruning back our older apple trees earlier this year and we have 6 more young ones we recently planted and I am curious to see how they do with the increase in pollinators and care.
Richard Stewart
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North Bend, Ohio

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Re: Installing 4 Nucs
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2008, 08:44:12 PM »
The quilting patterns on the landing boards are interesting. Does it help them find their way home?

I used to live on a cul-de-sac and all the houses were beige. I sometimes wished I could add a pattern like that to my driveway, but the HOA wouldn't hear of it!
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Re: Installing 4 Nucs
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2008, 09:34:46 PM »
Oh I love the designs and colors of the boxes!!!!!!

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Re: Installing 4 Nucs
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2008, 10:58:51 PM »
Richard, very nice photos, you have your colonies set up very nicely, looking good!!  Have the best of this day, Cindi
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Re: Installing 4 Nucs
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2008, 03:00:47 PM »
We don't have landing boards, so maybe I could do designs on the fronts of the supers  :-D   Ones that haven't been put on the hives yet, of course!
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Re: Installing 4 Nucs
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2008, 09:17:09 AM »
They are still humming right along hauling in pollen.  I opened on up for the first time yesterday and I'll super it today, adding another brood box.  They have drawn all but the last two frames and part of a 3rd.  LOTS of capped brood ready to bust out.  I can only hope the other three are matching it.

Some more video...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xP5ZaKx-di0http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xP5ZaKx-di0
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Re: Installing 4 Nucs
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2008, 09:34:40 AM »
Looking good Richard, I love the area that you built for the hives to sit on. Very inspiring. I will do something like that for mine this year.
Frantz
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