Preparing Honeybee Winter Nucs

Mary is currently preparing (40) winter nucs for the 2011-2012 winter.  Beginning in late July she picked strong 3-frame hives from our (60) summer three-hive mating nucs and moved them to a two-hive winter nuc box.  Each two-hive winter nuc is then paired with an adjoining two-hive winter nuc and set on cinder blocks or … Read more