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Offline Beeboy01

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My little nuc has a Queen
« on: April 13, 2012, 08:01:45 PM »
I posted about a month and a half ago about starting an early nuc just for the heck of it and as an experiment. I can't remember how many frames of young brood I have moved into that little box trying to keep it going. I have even seen queen cells hatch but have never seen a queen. Well last week i spotted some workers bringing in pollen, not much but it was a real good sign. I did a quick inspection today expecting to find a bunch of drone cells from laying workers and to my complete surprise there was a beautiful young queen resting on a frame. I carefully put the nuc back together and have spent the rest of the afternoon with a silly grin on my face. Just wanted to share  :-D 

Offline ShaneJ

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Re: My little nuc has a Queen
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2012, 08:29:57 PM »
Well done mate. I cant wait to start making some nucs when the season comes around again.
Shane

Offline Jim 134

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Re: My little nuc has a Queen
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2012, 09:25:23 PM »
I posted about a month and a half ago about starting an early nuc just for the heck of it and as an experiment. I can't remember how many frames of young brood I have moved into that little box trying to keep it going. I have even seen queen cells hatch but have never seen a queen. Well last week i spotted some workers bringing in pollen, not much but it was a real good sign. I did a quick inspection today expecting to find a bunch of drone cells from laying workers and to my complete surprise there was a beautiful young queen resting on a frame. I carefully put the nuc back together and have spent the rest of the afternoon with a silly grin on my face. Just wanted to share  :-D  
   

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