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Hi all, Just brought 4 Nucs @ $200 each off trademe see ad below. The trade was for one and I was offered more so I took 4 thinking I was buying the same thing. I would like some feedback to what the members feel after viewing the images I took after checking the Nuc boxes before I . Trademe ad: This auction is for one Nuc beehive with virgin queen recently added. Pick up either from Auckland or Auckland.Each Nuc will need to be transferred to your box or for $15 I it can come with a new 5 frame corflute box. 5 full depth frames. Mix of new wooden
Hi, As a currently beeless wannabee I try to think ahead. Bees will come within a week hopefully, from a split. What I have: 2 FD brood boxes with waxed plastic frames Bottom board inner cover outer cover hive defender hive tool, smoker, bits/bobs My first question is, what other things should I buy to be properly prepared? Feeder, excluder, honey supers (I know, it's too early, I'd order everything in one go, tho), frames, etc. To my understanding, bees go in the brood box, magic happen and they are hopefully start working on cells and bee things. Do I have to feed them in th
Hi. I appreciate there will be some overlap with @Suz latest post, but my situation is slightly different. One hive (Quince) has been a very interesting inspection for this newbee. This queen is in her 2nd year. I got her in a nuc. They are 2 ¾ brood and 1FD above top cover and feeder frame to rob (as of today). This hive got a slow start from nuc and has always been the under performer compared to Apricot. Today, queen present a few eggs and 3 capped queen cells (2 in the swarm location on the bottom of a frame in top brood box, 1 mid frame in top brood box). There were none there 1