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Offline uglyfrozenfish

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new nucs
« on: May 09, 2011, 11:00:09 PM »
My orchard is starting to blossom today and I have no BEES!!

SO I'm driving two hours to pick up 3 new nucs tommorrow to rush start my bee yard!!! :)


Hope none of the girls escape while I'm driving them home in my station wagon :-D

Offline Dange

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Re: new nucs
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2011, 11:03:47 PM »
Good luck!

Offline sc-bee

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Re: new nucs
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2011, 11:04:13 PM »
Good luck-- screen'em good and offer ventilation.
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Re: new nucs
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2011, 12:08:40 AM »
When I transport bees and some inevitably get loose in the car, they always fly against the rear window and collect there until I get home.  It's more difficult to open the rear hatch and avoid being stung than to drive with bees loose in the car.....

Good luck,

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Offline uglyfrozenfish

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Re: new nucs
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2011, 02:43:43 PM »
Got them all home and in their new hives :)
Two bees got loose as I pulled in the driveway :-D, indeed they did just as Tillie said, they buzzed around the back window. 

No stings when I put them in but they were not happy, very cloudy/breezy day here a two hour+ car ride and a bouncy wheel barrel ride to the hives had them a wee bit riled up. 

Now have to wait for the queens to be released and for them to get going!!

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Re: new nucs
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2011, 11:51:17 PM »
Sounds like a Happy ending and a Good Start for your Pollination needs
Hopefully you get a Bonus, of a good Honey crop too follow


Good Luck
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