A video showing a beekeeper checking a mini nucleus (nuc) for a fertilized honeybee queen. You put sugar syrup in one end of the nuc and a little bit of wax …
dentro desse mini-nucleo tem uma rainha fertilizada ja?
August 26, 2013 at 10:10 am
August 26, 2013 at 10:51 am
Do you recommend using this small nuc?
August 26, 2013 at 11:28 am
you place a virgin queen in the box with nurse bees to care for her ,the queen flies out on a mating flight ,she returns to the box,and starts to lay,he is checking for new brood in the cells or a fertile queen when he is sure ,that the queen is fertile he will transfer them to a regular hive or nuc box…
August 26, 2013 at 11:34 am
where do you get that mini mating nuc…
August 26, 2013 at 12:00 pm
that is a tiny hive , cool but they will not stay long there i bet , thanks for posting
August 26, 2013 at 12:14 pm
4 and a half minutes of what?
August 26, 2013 at 12:51 pm
Can u make me one but 5″x5″?
August 26, 2013 at 1:01 pm
continued sorry lol We found natural comb doesn’t work well for many reasons because of increase mite count, large food storage, no room for the queen to lay worker eggs. drone inbreeding and having to restock the nuks due to weakness.
August 26, 2013 at 1:13 pm
It’s mainly all drone comb. As a queen breeder we use foundation to prevent this. In mating nuks you stock the nuk to be selfserving but weak so it won’t swarm. The problem with natural comb in such a small place is that the bees create more food storage “drone comb” than places for the queen to lay eggs. Not to be smug but we raise thousands of queens every year and have done many experiments in excluded mating yards.
August 26, 2013 at 1:35 pm
i dnt where do you see drone comb
August 26, 2013 at 2:27 pm
Its a mating nuc only for mating a queen catching her and placeing a new cell in and so on. Should use frames built from shallows. I see alot of drone comb.
August 26, 2013 at 2:56 pm
or he only wants honey not brood from the bees limited space means no new bees
August 26, 2013 at 3:39 pm
i think the point is , you are limiting the space the bees have, there for they will want to swarm, so they will raise queen cells.
August 26, 2013 at 3:57 pm
….if u look at the right-hand-side of the vid, about a cm from the top, then glance at the text to the immediate right again, you’ll see , in blue print, “more info”.
It’s adjacent to the small picture.
Press that, hey presto, the” point”, is explained.
We, the viewing public, reckon the previous commenter is 15 yearsold, +or- a year or so, and looks and sounds like Kevin/ Perry.
The culprit is also right-handed, lives alone, smokes Red Band fags and inspires apathy.
I blame the parents.
August 26, 2013 at 4:16 pm
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