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Got my nuc on the 29th

 
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edric
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Location: Oak Hill, Florida, USA

PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 6:49 pm    Post subject: Got my nuc on the 29th Reply with quote

Hi all, I drove to Hastings FL. last Thursday from Oak Hill, FL., (where I live 30 mi. so. of Daytona bch.), I put the five frames of wall to wall bees in, everything went smooth as silk, fed them two 1/2 pints of syrup twice on fri., and three half pints on Saturday, I stopped feeding this morning I removed it, this afternoon I opened the hive and took out a couple of the new frames (not from the original nuc) at least 3 frames are still empty, maybe 4, what is the least amount of time it would take a very healthy colony like this to draw out 70 or 80% of the bottom box, and be ready for another box of frames on top? Thanks, Ed[/img]
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Kiwimana
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

Probably the correct answer is "It all depends"

It all depends on the honey flow in your area and how much competion the bees have for that source of food.

It would be pretty hard for someone to predict this unless they live next door to you. Remember all beekeeping is local Very Happy
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edric
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kiwimana wrote:
Hi,

Probably the correct answer is "It all depends"

It all depends on the honey flow in your area and how much competion the bees have for that source of food.

It would be pretty hard for someone to predict this unless they live next door to you. Remember all beekeeping is local Very Happy


Thanks for the help, Ed
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