Beekeeping Practices

How do I make sugar syrup?

Warm 1 gallon of water, remove from heat and mix in 8 lbs. of granulated sugar until blended completely. Let cool and pour into feeder.

How do I hive my Nuc?


Have your hive ready to go before the nuc arrives. Be sure to have prepared sugar syrup for feed. The entrance of the hive should be reduced to a width of about an inch or two by stuffing grass or newspaper into the entrance slot. Do not close the entrance completely because the bees might smother.  There is brood inside the nuc, (unlike a package) so the bees will need to thermoregulate the interior of the colony to 91-92 degrees Farenheit right after the introduction. 


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