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Offline Barry

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New Nucs
« on: February 20, 2014, 08:25:14 PM »
Got 2  5 medium frame nucs last week. Was raining girls were testy. I installed them into a 10 frame deep, as I can I will cycle the medium frames out. it's amazing how much more  space bees have on a deep frame then a medium. I have always used deeps.

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Re: Re: New Nucs
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2014, 11:42:10 PM »

Brood in all stages of development. Queens were somewhat restricted in laying, as the medium frames filled up initially with sealed brood, now nectar is coming in and the bees were only today starting to work on the foundation.

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Re: New Nucs
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2014, 12:02:00 AM »
Barry,
Congratulations on your new hives. Why not stick with mediums. I originally built deeps and shallow boxes and have been slowly removing the remaining deeps and cutting them down to mediums, boxes and frames. It is really nice to bee able to switch frames up and down in a hive, especially for checker boarding. You can also leave mediums in a deep box and they will build below the frames. I put mediums frames in a deep nuc and then cut the brood comb that is below the frame and place it in a medium frame and make a 8-10 frame medium hive.
Jim
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« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2014, 01:37:50 AM »
I have always used deeps, so much more brood space available per frame. likewise when I use them for honey supers I understand the weight Factor, but just like you use mediums to keep everything uniform, I used deeps to keep everything uniform. in the honey supers I pull a frame and let them extend the comb past the side rails free easy  uncapping

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Re: New Nucs
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2014, 03:57:11 AM »
All deeps works just as well as all mediums.
Are you a member of the Jax Bees Association? If not, consider this a formal invite to join. Meetings are the third Monday of the month, 7:00 PM at the Jax Agricultural Center, 1010 McDuff Ave.
Jim
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« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2014, 05:03:06 AM »
Inglis is over 120 from Jacksonville

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Re: New Nucs
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2014, 10:36:10 PM »
Congrads Barry!
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« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2014, 11:18:59 PM »
Inglis is over 120 from Jacksonville

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OK, I'm confused. Your location says Orange Park FL. We have a Orange Park here just south of Jacksonville.
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Re: New Nucs
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2014, 11:36:37 PM »
Best of luck with your new bees Barry.




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« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2014, 03:27:14 AM »
Jim ,
when I first joined this forum I didn't fact live in Orange Park I moved about 2 years ago and never updated the fact that I now live in Inglis, Florida

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« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2014, 07:07:14 AM »
Jim ,
when I first joined this forum I didn't fact live in Orange Park I moved about 2 years ago and never updated the fact that I now live in Inglis, Florida

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OK, now I understand. You can go to the profile tab and change it.
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Re: New Nucs
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2014, 10:07:13 AM »
nice  :) to see. congrats barry !!!

 

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