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Emily Schmick
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • United States
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Help needed - New Beek with nuc that didn't grow very much over the summer...
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Hi There!This year I got my very first hive of bees! I purchased a nuc of bees with a 2019 queen that looked very healthy and happy. Unfortunately, they really struggled to expand, and my 4 frame nuc…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Emily Schmick Sep 17, 2019.

 

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Ed Costanza left a comment for Emily Schmick
"Hi Emily, My wife, Louella (Lulu) and I are beekeepers in the area.  I have been keeping bees since 1965.  We run up to 600 hives in the busy season.  Call if you have questions or need help (505-286-4843)  www.nmhoney.com …"
Dec 11, 2019
Emily Schmick replied to Emily Schmick's discussion Help needed - New Beek with nuc that didn't grow very much over the summer...
"Thanks Justin! Appreciate the help. It's promising to hear that a nuc can make it through the winter.  "
Sep 17, 2019
Justin Armstrong replied to Emily Schmick's discussion Help needed - New Beek with nuc that didn't grow very much over the summer...
"Hello Emily,  we have just as much luck over wintering nucs as we do 1 and 2 stack colonies.  I wouldn't worry too much about the size of the colony, just so they have enough food.  However, we usually stack a bunch of them…"
Sep 16, 2019
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Help needed - New Beek with nuc that didn't grow very much over the summer...

Hi There!This year I got my very first hive of bees! I purchased a nuc of bees with a 2019 queen that looked very healthy and happy. Unfortunately, they really struggled to expand, and my 4 frame nuc has only expanded to become a 5 frame nuc... I'm afraid they won't last the winder with help. Anyone have extra frames of brood that would need a home?Other info:Location is North ValleyHive is traditional LangstothI have been feeding bees with pollen patties and sugarQueen is a 2019 (green…See More
Sep 15, 2019
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Nuc didn't expand to other frames - need more bees!

Hi There!This year I got my very first hive of bees! I purchased a nuc of bees with a 2019 queen that looked very healthy and happy. Unfortunately, they really struggled to expand, and my 4 frame nuc has only expanded to become a 5 frame nuc... I'm afraid they won't last the winder with help. Anyone have extra frames of brood that would need a home?Other info:Location is North ValleyHive is traditional LangstothI have been feeding bees with pollen patties and sugarQueen is a 2019 (green…See More
Sep 15, 2019
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Sep 15, 2019

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About me:
New beekeeper in the North Valley! Looking for info and mentorship.
I use the following type of bee hives:
Langstroth
My bee hives are primarily located here (ZIP code):
87114

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Nuc didn't expand to other frames - need more bees!

Hi There!

This year I got my very first hive of bees! I purchased a nuc of bees with a 2019 queen that looked very healthy and happy. Unfortunately, they really struggled to expand, and my 4 frame nuc has only expanded to become a 5 frame nuc... I'm afraid they won't last the winder with help. Anyone have extra frames of brood that would need a home?

Other info:

  • Location is North Valley
  • Hive is traditional Langstoth
  • I have been feeding bees with…
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Posted on September 15, 2019 at 9:06pm

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At 5:34pm on August 24, 2020, Stella Abud said…

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At 7:55am on December 11, 2019, Ed Costanza said…

Hi Emily,

My wife, Louella (Lulu) and I are beekeepers in the area.  I have been keeping bees since 1965.  We run up to 600 hives in the busy season.  Call if you have questions or need help (505-286-4843)  www.nmhoney.com  We sell bees and teach online classes and on YouTube.

 
 
 

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