little too late

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by Zookeep, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. Zookeep

    Zookeep Active Member

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    went to 1 of my out yards today, planned on moving the last 2 nucs out there into full size hives, I knew they were getting full but I had 1 swarm and found cells at the bottom edge, 2 open and 1 still sealed, saw a young queen on the move and save the closed cell and moved it to a new nuc, the other nuc I moved to a full nine inch 10 frame, there must have been 2 or 3 lbs of bees bearding on the nuc and the nuc was full too, lucky for me I didnt find any swarm cells in that 1 yet so i caught it in time.
     

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  2. barry42001

    barry42001 New Member

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    Got luck that the first hatched queen, after the prime swarm didn't finish off the other queen cells. Good luck with other one. I always transfer Nuc into full sized hive right off .
    Barry
     

  3. Zookeep

    Zookeep Active Member

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    they were nucs I raised
     
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    tecumseh New Member

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    not always of course but sometime bearding does tell you a lot without ever removing a lid or inspecting a frame.
     
  5. Gypsi

    Gypsi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Guess my nuc that I started with a queen and 2 frames goes into ten frame eqpt tomorrow. After I build a feeder lid, or I'll have to put a frame feeder in it.

    Good save on your part!
     
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