Question HONEY BEES

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  1. Perry

    Perry Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    G'day,
    I have bee hives on my property. I looked at the hives yesterday and only saw a few Drones. My mate want me to make him a Nuc to put on his property. I was thinking that it might be too early in the Spring to do that. Please could a Bee Keeper tell me if I can do it now or wait a few weeks. I live outside Maryborough Qld.
    Cheers Perry
     
  2. ClissAT

    ClissAT Valued Member Premium Member GOLD

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    I'm no bee keeper, Perry, but a quick google session yielded these links below.
    I still don't know what a Nuc is!;)


    https://beeaware.org.au/industry/beekeeping-in-australia/

    https://www.agrifutures.com.au/product/australian-beekeeping-guide/

    On this agrifutures page you will find two buttons, one on the left to buy the hard cover book.
    The other is to download the PDF for free. Now as far as I could work out, you can't save the PDF until you pay for it, but you can quickly download ot as often as you need by going back to this link.


    This next link is for the Queensland bee keepers resource.

    https://qbabees.org.au/resources-and-links/
     
  3. Auron Leonhart

    Auron Leonhart Active Member Premium Member

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    I am going to be getting into beekeeping myself and I have done a lot of research. Just for everyone/anyone that wants to know: Nucs, or nucleus colonies, are small honey bee colonies created from larger colonies. The term refers both to the smaller size box and the colony of honeybees within it. The name is derived from the fact that a nuc hive is centered on a queen, the nucleus of the honey bee colony. Source is wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuc

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honey_super Info on supers as well. I am going to be using a different method but these are the common ways for beekeeping.
     
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    Auron Leonhart Active Member Premium Member

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    I would wait until you see some queen cells because you can then do a split and still have plenty left (pollen, honey, brood etc) in the original hive.
     
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