Question HONEY BEES

Perry

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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
 

ClissAT

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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/
 

Auron Leonhart

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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.
 

Auron Leonhart

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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
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.