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Author Topic: Have a hive that may swarm. Please help  (Read 2565 times)
New Bee
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« Reply #20 on: March 15, 2009, 07:31:08 PM »

Ok, I am not going to worry about feeding syrup to the bees in the nucs.  The bees are bringing in so much pollen, I am sure they are alright with that.  Also, all of them have some honey in place as well.  Thanks again for your words of wisdom!
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« Reply #21 on: March 16, 2009, 08:27:24 AM »

>odds of none makeing new queens are extremly slim!  I am betting you now get 3 hives going well by july!

Watch the nucs as they develop. If you like , and also to control further swarming in your new hive as it strengthens again, take a frame of brood from parent hive (shake bees off) add to weaker nuc. This will strengthen the nuc and help control the swarming in the parent hive.

Get a copy of increase essentials by Larry Connor. a good read and it explains nucs and different ways to set them up  Wink. Also explains how many frames (lbs) of honey he suggest as feed for each type nuc. If I had it I would quote it here--- but I loaned it to a friend grin!

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