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Our first nuc, well on its way to becoming established.

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#1 Paul

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 11:32 PM

This is a video I shot on Monday morning, September 4th, just before 08:00 local time.

 

By moving the mother hive I split this nuc from, and putting the nuc in its place, this caused all the foraging bees to return to the nuc rather than to the mother hive. (I rang James (jimmyboy) to confirm what I needed to do at the time. I was fairly sure, but not 100%, as to what I needed to do with both hives after the split.)

 

Anyway, this video is from the following morning, after we had completed the split. They were bringing in resources as fast as they could, to that little nuc. Hopefully, I will be able to make another split very soon, from that same mother hive.

 


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