What to expect from a queenless Nuc.

Discussion in 'Beekeeping 101' started by pistolpete, May 18, 2013.

  1. pistolpete

    pistolpete New Member

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    The queen in my split did not take. That was about 10 days ago. Now they have 5 sealed queen cells in there and enough bees to cover about 3 frames. Is there anything I need to do for this nuc. They have plenty of honey and pollen. It's pushing things as far as sufficient mature drones this early in the year.
     
  2. brooksbeefarm

    brooksbeefarm New Member

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    If this is a 5 frame nuc i would give them a frame of brood with or without nurse bees. If it's a 10 frame split i would give 2 frames of brood with nurse bees. JMO. Jack