When to add my second box

Discussion in 'Beekeeping 101' started by bergfarm, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. bergfarm

    bergfarm New Member

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    Hi. I just got my first nuc 2 days ago. I drove to a local bee keepers house and he installed it right in my hive. I am using an eight frame medium set up. He installed 3 frames of broad with 2 frames of honey. He also gave me alot of bees. I checked on it today. The bees have drawn out 1 side and half of another with wax. I wanted to know the best time to install the next box. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. riverrat

    riverrat New Member

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    looks like your close. I usually add the 2nd deep when 80% of first deep is drawn
     

  3. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    When they start working on the two outside frames put a super on them.

    Welcome to the forum :hi: and good luck with your bees!!
     
  4. blueblood

    blueblood New Member

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    Yeap, good advice already. Welcome to the forum!
     
  5. bamabww

    bamabww Active Member

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    Welcome and good luck.
     
  6. bergfarm

    bergfarm New Member

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    Thanks so much for the information. I am going to check in on friday to see how much progress they made.