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AugustC
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tried it this year with an eight frame nuc

https://youtu.be/NECvQm3pV4w

if there is a nectar flow and enough bees they will move.
The adapter doesn't have to be a beautiful piece of carpentry. It only has to be good enough to last until the queen goes up and the brood hatches in the nuc.
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