Buckfast nuc

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  1. jb63

    jb63 New Member

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    I had two buckfast nucs that were bearding so I moved them up to a 10 frame deep today.They were very calm and easy to work with.The second one I got out my camera and took some pics.When it came to finding the queen she had lost her red mark.I went through the frames twice and looked in the old nuc box, but still couldn't find her.I had to leave for an hour or so ,so I set the old nuc upside down on the new 10 frame box and set the inner cover next to it.While I was gone all the bees walked down out of their old nuc home into the new box.I found the queen on the fourth frame.:thumbsup: Buckfast nuc 001.jpg Buckfast nuc 002.jpg Buckfast nuc 005.jpg Buckfast nuc 008.jpg
     
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    So you have a marked, yellow, and an unmarked queen, the one in the third photo right_? Nice pics, thanks for sharing.
     

  3. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    I see two queens also???
    Hopefully not in the same nuc.
     
  4. jb63

    jb63 New Member

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    No, I marked her yellow because I read some where that they clean the color red off(sometimes).
    G3 are the two queens in the same pic?
     
  5. Iddee

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    Unmarked queen in pic 3

    Marked queen in pic 4
     
  6. jb63

    jb63 New Member

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    Before and after. Buckfast nuc 006.jpg Buckfast nuc 007.jpg
     
  7. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    What Iddee said.
     
  8. PerryBee

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    Do you do houses? Or bee equipment? :lol: