How to Make Summer Nucs – Hands-on Workshop
Presenter: Master Beekeeper Erin MacGregor-Forbes
Date & Location: June 21, 2013 • 1-4 PM CCBA Hive Site, Tidewater Farm, Falmouth
This will be a hands-on workshop utilizing the Cumberland County Beekeepers Association’s club hives to make summer nucs for the purpose of wintering over for following year use.
Northern raised queens from Michael Palmer of French Hill Apiaries will be utilized to head the newly made colonies.
Participants will learn the fundamentals of making their own summer nucs as well as receive instruction on preparing the new colonies for wintering.
Each registered Participant will leave the workshop with two queens, two deep nucs or two medium nucs and an Overland over-wintering board, frames and foundation, so they can make up their own nucs in their home apiary. This requires at least one strong healthy queenright colony in the beekeeper’s own yard.
This workshop is not designed for first year beekeepers. 2+ years of beekeeping experience is recommended.
The purpose of this workshop is to begin educating our membership in methods of sustainable apiary management, as facilitated by wintering nucleus colonies.
The workshop price includes two queens.
Participation is limited to 12 people.
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