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How to Install a Nuc into your Hive

How to Install a Nuc into your Hive

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Rays Tips:

  • You can leave the bees in the nuc for a few days, or even a few week.   But if they run out of room, they will swarm. 
  • If you are not installing your nuc right away in the hive, be sure to put the nuc in the same location as where the hive will ultimately will be.   
  • Be gentle, move slowly as you transfer the frames, looking for the queen on each one so you know she is safe. 
  • Put the frame in the hive in the same order.  Bees must be installed in your hive within 1-2 days of pickup.
  • You must feed the bees from day 1 until they have drawn out comb or the nectar flow has started.   1:1 Sugar water.

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