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Combining Nuc with Extant


#1

In an effort to bolster what I think is a weak hive (my first and only), I’m planning to combine it with a nuc this coming week (using newspaper method).

Should the box with the nuc’s frames go on the top or on the bottom?

Thank you.


#2

G’day J, it doesn’t really matter, under or over. Just do it during a honey flow or good weather. I came unstuck once by doing it while the weather wasn’t all that flash & all the bees did was unite, fighting. They didn’t chew all the newspaper out which left a lot of dead bees above the newspaper. That gave the SHB somewhere to lay eggs in all the dead bees. That was quite a few years ago, I don’t remember if I caught it in time or the hive got slymed out. Anyway it was a lesson learnt.

Good luck with that, cheers