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21/9/18 Colony update

dansar

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Not totally bulging at the seams but definitely growing. This is the 2 frame nuc that I have been feeding protein substitutes and sugar syrup all winter. They finally graduated to a second brood box today. By the End of October I think they will be ready to split and add a mated queen to The queenless half. Bam! doubled a hive count instantly and plenty of time to build up for the summer honey flow.

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Seems like a lot of work though ?

wouldnt it be easier to just strengthen up a single in spring then split it around now ?

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