Monday, May 09, 2005

Found homes for all

When I went back to make up a nuc, I found a nice strong split I'd made up in March was Queenless. So, after I restored the big black queen to her former nuc, I put those frames into a cardboard Nuc box and used the wood nuc box for two frames of the queenless colony's brood and put the two new queens into push-in cages in the divided queenless colony. I had to brush alot of house bees into the new nuc box so they could care for the new queen. The ones who have been outside will return to the original hive, but at least half will stay.

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