Every year I try to incorporate something into my operation that will make it better and more sustainable. This year after watching a lecture given by Mike Palmer, a commercial beekeeper in the Champlain Valley of Vermont, I decided to add double nucs.
According to Mike using double nucs has the advantage of sharing a common wall to help maintain the heat, improving the survivability of nucs and giving me more options the following spring. Double nucs have a common bottom board that is divided with entrances on each end. The bottom brood box has a divider separating it into two halves. The next brood boxes are separate so that you can do inspections without aggravating the bees..
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Next Beekeeping meeting October 12th:
The August meeting was at 26th Street Farms, thanks Hanna and Will for your hospitality! The focus was discussing honey harvesting, treatment for pests and disease and the next steps going into fall. Hanna and will had two weak hives that they decided to combine to have one stronger hive going into the winter. So the discussion came up what was the best way to accomplish this and which queen to save. (click to read more)
Begining beekeeping class offered at CCC - Hastings campus...
- I will be teaching begining beekeeping two night class again this fall. It will cover everything you will need to know to get started in the facinating world of beekeeping. It will be held in the Platte building, November 13th and 20th from 6:30 - 9:00 PM.
- For more information and to register:
- CCC - Hastings - Community Education Program
- or contact myself for more datails.
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