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Offline shannylboy

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Hello from the Shenandoah Valley
« on: April 15, 2012, 09:50:47 PM »
I'm here anxiously awaiting the arrival of my first nuc!

Shannon

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Re: Hello from the Shenandoah Valley
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2012, 09:54:39 PM »
Welcome Shannon.

Installed 8 Nucs for a friend Saturday. Where is you nuc coming from?


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Re: Hello from the Shenandoah Valley
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2012, 09:57:59 PM »
I bought it as part of a kit from my local bee store.  I think it should arrive the first week of May.  I am nervous and excited.  Do you think I can install it myself?

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Re: Hello from the Shenandoah Valley
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2012, 10:04:34 PM »
Sure you can! Smoke them a little. Place each frame in the same order in the center of your new hive body. Finish filling the box with empty frames. Put the lid on them and check on them in a week to see how they are progressing on drawing out the wax on the additional frames.  


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Re: Hello from the Shenandoah Valley
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2012, 10:23:34 PM »


Welcome to the forum Shanon.  Sure you can handle it, and good luck with your bees.

Joe

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Re: Hello from the Shenandoah Valley
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2012, 11:19:41 PM »
Thank you both so much.  I am sure I will be back with more questions.  As a matter of fact, I just thought of one.  Should I feed them when I put them in the hive?

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Re: Hello from the Shenandoah Valley
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2012, 11:24:47 PM »
It would not hurt. If you have a nectar flow they may not want the syrup. Go ahead and offer it to them.


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Re: Hello from the Shenandoah Valley
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2012, 11:26:46 PM »
Yes, it helps them out.   And welcome to the forum.

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Re: Hello from the Shenandoah Valley
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2012, 11:53:10 PM »
Hello and welcome Shanny hopefully you bought it from me ;).  Installing nucs is a piece of cake.  Takes about 5 minutes.  I checked on about 50 or so nucs today and some are capping frames of honey allready but you should feed while there drawing out comb,  for about 4 to 6 weeks.  Im here for ya ether way
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Re: Hello from the Shenandoah Valley
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2012, 12:31:12 AM »
Have to ask, how far are you from the Salatins & Polyface Farms?


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Re: Hello from the Shenandoah Valley
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2012, 07:01:47 AM »
I would say 20 minutes from Polyface.  Just west of me.  Thanks for your help everyone and Valley Bee Supply is where I got my stuff.  I was in the class last Saturday.  It was awesome!

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Re: Hello from the Shenandoah Valley
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2012, 08:16:44 AM »
Welcome to the site!

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Re: Hello from the Shenandoah Valley
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2012, 12:20:42 PM »
Do you frequent their farm? Awesome place and philosophy.


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Re: Hello from the Shenandoah Valley
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2012, 02:42:47 PM »
Welcome to the site.   I'm sure you'll do just fine.