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Offline susanbeesf

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Re: Have a hive that may swarm. Please help
« Reply #20 on: March 15, 2009, 08:31:08 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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Re: Have a hive that may swarm. Please help
« Reply #21 on: March 16, 2009, 09:27:24 AM »
>odds of none makeing new queens are extremly slim!  I am betting you now get 3 hives going well by july!
Agreed!!!

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  ;). 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 :-D!

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