Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Receiving NUCS......

NUCS are just the 4 or 5 frames that have a queen, bees and brood. The beekeeper is responsible for bringing a nuc box/boxes.

You could also use a a deep super with some frames removed to make space for the (nucleus) [frames of queen, bees and brood.] Just remember, there will need to be a total of 10 frames in the super during transport.
This is a bit cumbersome/unwieldy but can be done. Bottom board & super will need to be strapped tightly together after frames are put inside. You must have a screen taped or stapled over the front entrance.

If you have ordered nucs through Charlie, you should come to the next meeting with your empty nuc box clearly marked with your name.

If you do not have a nuc box one can be purchased from Larry Tuttle. (or a bee supply place)
I think Larry's charge for the bottom, box and insulated metal cover is 25.00

I hope this clears up any misunderstanding that may have occurred.

Thanks, Dolores

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