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Emily Schmick
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • United States
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Help needed - New Beek with nuc that didn't grow very much over the summer...
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Hi There!This year I got my very first hive of bees! I purchased a nuc of bees with a 2019 queen that looked very healthy and happy. Unfortunately, they really struggled to expand, and my 4 frame nuc…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Emily Schmick Sep 17.

 

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Emily Schmick replied to Emily Schmick's discussion Help needed - New Beek with nuc that didn't grow very much over the summer...
"Thanks Justin! Appreciate the help. It's promising to hear that a nuc can make it through the winter.  "
Sep 17
Justin Armstrong replied to Emily Schmick's discussion Help needed - New Beek with nuc that didn't grow very much over the summer...
"Hello Emily,  we have just as much luck over wintering nucs as we do 1 and 2 stack colonies.  I wouldn't worry too much about the size of the colony, just so they have enough food.  However, we usually stack a bunch of them…"
Sep 16
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Help needed - New Beek with nuc that didn't grow very much over the summer...

Hi There!This year I got my very first hive of bees! I purchased a nuc of bees with a 2019 queen that looked very healthy and happy. Unfortunately, they really struggled to expand, and my 4 frame nuc has only expanded to become a 5 frame nuc... I'm afraid they won't last the winder with help. Anyone have extra frames of brood that would need a home?Other info:Location is North ValleyHive is traditional LangstothI have been feeding bees with pollen patties and sugarQueen is a 2019 (green…See More
Sep 15
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Nuc didn't expand to other frames - need more bees!

Hi There!This year I got my very first hive of bees! I purchased a nuc of bees with a 2019 queen that looked very healthy and happy. Unfortunately, they really struggled to expand, and my 4 frame nuc has only expanded to become a 5 frame nuc... I'm afraid they won't last the winder with help. Anyone have extra frames of brood that would need a home?Other info:Location is North ValleyHive is traditional LangstothI have been feeding bees with pollen patties and sugarQueen is a 2019 (green…See More
Sep 15
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Sep 15

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About me:
New beekeeper in the North Valley! Looking for info and mentorship.
I use the following type of bee hives:
Langstroth
My bee hives are primarily located here (ZIP code):
87114

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Nuc didn't expand to other frames - need more bees!

Hi There!

This year I got my very first hive of bees! I purchased a nuc of bees with a 2019 queen that looked very healthy and happy. Unfortunately, they really struggled to expand, and my 4 frame nuc has only expanded to become a 5 frame nuc... I'm afraid they won't last the winder with help. Anyone have extra frames of brood that would need a home?

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  • Location is North Valley
  • Hive is traditional Langstoth
  • I have been feeding bees with…
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Posted on September 15, 2019 at 9:06pm

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