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26/8/18 Update


dansar

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Inspection of the nucleus colony today was pivotal in the development of this colony. The queen had all but run out of space to lay. 5 frames had about 80% coverage by attached bees and more out foraging. 

Rather than potentially stalling the egg laying through having no empty cells To lay in I made the decision to transfer the colony to a 10 frame box. 

Whilst transfering I placed an empty drawn frame 2 frames in from the internal feeder with the thought of providing a new brood frame for the queen to start laying in.

This stimulation process has proved to be effective in growing a small colony over winter and is something I will look to replicate next winter with more colonies.

I will keep posting in this blog throughout the season as the colony grows and moves in to honey production. 

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32 minutes ago, yesbut said:

How was your week in central ??

Really enjoyed it. Caught up with a mate who I haven’t seen for about 15 years. Awesome scenery, I prefer the mountain ranges and green of the Waikato though. 

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Thanks dansar. good to see other peoples colonies are running similar to mine. (except for the loss of close to 100 hives with Nosema c ). Well done. Nucs are the answer.....whatever the question is...

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8 hours ago, Mike Fox said:

Thanks dansar. good to see other peoples colonies are running similar to mine. (except for the loss of close to 100 hives with Nosema c ). Well done. Nucs are the answer.....whatever the question is...

Getting small nucs (2 frames of bees) to build up through winter takes a lot of time and commitment. 

Up to this date it has taken on average , 1 litre of 1:1 syrup and 1/4 to a 1/3 of a Megabee patty every week since June to get them to the stage they are at now.

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On 27/08/2018 at 7:23 AM, dansar said:

Getting small nucs (2 frames of bees) to build up through winter takes a lot of time and commitment. 

Up to this date it has taken on average , 1 litre of 1:1 syrup and 1/4 to a 1/3 of a Megabee patty every week since June to get them to the stage they are at now.

Yes. I hear ya. Mine too. Except the yard on the Heather. They have done it on their own and I've had to take on average 3 frames out of each to keep them in the nucs.  Use that brood to boost hives that have lost too much strength over winter.

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