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 February 22nd:
The October meeting was at our farm. We discussed winterizing the hive and the next steps going into winter. The weather was not as cooperitave as I would have liked but we made due. (click to read more)
Begining beekeeping class offered at CCC - Hastings campus...
- I will be teaching begining beekeeping two night class again this winter. 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, February 11th and 18th 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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