nuc size

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  1. powwowman

    powwowman New Member

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    I split a hive today and made a couple two brood frame nucs. which consist of * brood frames plus *two honey and pollen frames, *two old comb frames and
    * two foundationless frames. (with queens naturally) After doing so,... contemplating tonight. I ask myself if I should have put them into smaller boxes rather than the 8 frame boxes?
     
  2. Zookeep

    Zookeep Active Member

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    reduce the entrance down so they can guard it better and they should be fine
     

  3. powwowman

    powwowman New Member

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    Thanks Zookeep,
     
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    Zookeep Active Member

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    also make sure to feed if there is not a flow of some kind on.
     
  5. powwowman

    powwowman New Member

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    I am feeding sugar syrup. Should I also feed pollen patty.? Would that encourage the queen to lay more?
     
  6. camero7

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    Depends on your pollen flow... if there is lots of natural pollen available bees often ignore the patties. However, I put one on new splits and observe if they use it. If so I continue.