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Offline twintrades

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Down size to a nuc ??
« on: July 27, 2011, 04:45:50 PM »
OK i have this cut out hive as most of you know. Looked today and they had only 3 frames of brood. The rest is there old comb filled with sugersyrup/ nector.

The brood box was like this. Left to right as if standing in front of the hive.
1 empty frame, Brood, Brood, Brood, Comb with pollen/honey (CWP/H), CWP/H, CWP/H, CWP/H , Drone comb had pollen, Drone comb had pollen.

The drone comb had some Mold on the pollen ?!? Why would that be ? I never saw bees use it so i left it out and replaced it with new frames that had foundation.

Now
Frame W foundation( FWF) , Brood, Brood, Brood, FWF,FWF, The rest are CWP/H

Hope i did something right..... If not tell me what i can expect to happen. 

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Re: Down size to a nuc ??
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2011, 10:03:07 PM »
Feed the cut out 1 to 1 syrup to build up the numbers before fall.   See how fast you can get it to grow before the end of the season.

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Re: Down size to a nuc ??
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2011, 11:02:12 PM »
Ive been feeding steady. Will continue to do so till winter. Durring the end of our first flow the bees didnt pay the syrup any mind. Now there allover it.