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Offline jdesq

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Best way to set up a 3 frame nuc
« on: March 20, 2006, 12:00:10 PM »
I'm getting 2  three frame nucs this spring and would like to know the best way to set these up. Should I put the 3 frames in the middle with empty frames on each side and a frame of capped honey on the outside of the empty frames? What is the best way to help ensure success.

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Best way to set up a 3 frame nuc
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2006, 12:30:47 PM »
The best way is put them in the middle of a five frame nuc box with a frame of foundation or drawn comb on each side.  :)
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Offline jdesq

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Best way to set up a 3 frame nuc
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2006, 03:51:25 PM »
How about if I am putting them in a  10 frame hive box?

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Best way to set up a 3 frame nuc
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2006, 04:58:29 PM »
Then I would put the three frames in the middle, if you have any honey, put those right outside of the three brood frames, and any empty frames or foundation all the way to the outside.


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Best way to set up a 3 frame nuc
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2006, 05:18:56 PM »
Put a follower board into the hive to cut it down to 5 frames.  3 frames of bees in a 10 frame box will not thrive.  They have to work too hard to maintain that environment.
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