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Re: [Beekeeping] Nuc question

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  • Marie Taylor
    I ended up bringing 2 nucs home last night.  I helped him with a little swarm problem he was having when I got there so he gave me a deal on a second nuc. 
    Message 1 of 12 , Jun 9, 2012
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      I ended up bringing 2 nucs home last night.  I helped him with a little swarm problem he was having when I got there so he gave me a deal on a second nuc.  Both have a nice health happy queen, both of which are laying lots of eggs. 
       
      Marie
       

      From: Ellen Crane <ellen@...>
      To: Beekeeping@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Friday, June 8, 2012 1:11 PM
      Subject: Re: [Beekeeping] Nuc question

       
      I would put the nuc on or beside the hive you are going to install them into and open it up so they stay cool, then tomorrow or the next day you can swap them into the hive. Any foragers will be able to start orienting to the new location and will find their way home.
       
      It's what I did the last time I got a set of nucs and it worked out great.
       
      Ellen Crane - Lake Dardanelle, AR
       
       
       
       
       
      On Fri, 8 Jun 2012 09:46:16 -0700 (PDT)
      Mike S <mws1112004@...> wrote:
        I am picking up a nuc tonight.  Can they be kept overnight in the nuc box until I install them in the hive in the morning?
       
      As long as there is good ventilation and if you keep them cool. (By
      cool, I mean around 75º F or below.  Just don't put them in direct
      sunlight.  That does cruel things to an enclosed hive that can't get
      water to cool the hive.
       
      Mike in LA
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       


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