|24th October 2009, 09:18 AM||#4|
Mini nucs are probably cheaper to buy then make.
Also they are in effect a top bar hive, and I run them as such.
They are highly economical in bees needing but one mug full to start them off, and if started with a virgin can produce three or even four mated queens in a season.
I find them the most rewarding part of beekeeping.
"Bees do nothing invariably."
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|25th October 2009, 05:55 PM||#5|
RAB tried to google already, but had no real joy. Dave Cushman's are more difficult than normal to follow.
|25th October 2009, 06:06 PM||#6|
You could buy one of the swienty one's for £11, then copy it in whatever material you intend to use.
I also use the swienty one's and apidea,some people hate them, chatting with Peter Kemble about mini nuc's a while back,he hates them,rekons they are the devils own invention,and gave up using them a long time ago,prefers nuc's that take two full frames ,which i also use,easy to combine at the end of the season.
Let the bees tell you. BA.
Last edited by Hivemaker.; 25th October 2009 at 06:09 PM.