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Author Topic: Installing a nuc with foundation less frames  (Read 1435 times)
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« on: February 06, 2014, 08:25:58 PM »

I'm on the list for a nuc in May. I'm gonna try natural management techniques and want to know if I should put the empty frames on the outside of the nuc frames or alternate them? What do you think will work best?  I'm gonna run ten frame equipment. Thanks.

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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2014, 08:49:50 PM »

Put your empties on the outside of the nuc frames.  
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« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2014, 10:40:33 PM »

I agree if you put an empty in the middle it will make it hard to keep warm on cool nights

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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2014, 06:45:58 AM »

If there is a good population of bees, I'd put one in the center of the brood nest and the rest on the edges.  If it's not that well populated, I'd put them all on the edges.

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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2014, 10:36:48 AM »

i had the same question, i am getting 4 nucs, two Italians and two Russians,  i want to try have foundationless and the others with foundation, i figured it would give me a good way to learn and compare. i am running 10 frame deeps and 8 frame meds,
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