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Offline bill

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« on: March 30, 2005, 07:09:39 PM »
My queens are to arrive about the 4th how early can I put brood and bees in the nucs in preperation

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« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2005, 08:59:02 PM »
I just make up the nucs when the queens arrive. Ideally, I like a frame or two of sealed brood and a frame with young brood and nurse bees. I'll leave the candy in (w/ a hole poked in it if it's hard) and by the time she's released any of the older bees have gone back to their original hive. I don't think I've ever lost a queen when introducing a queen in a nuc.