Buying nucs

Berry, Daniel
April 2013
Bee Culture;Apr2013, Vol. 141 Issue 4, p57
Trade Publication
The article discusses challenges in buy and sale of small honey bee colonies known as nucleus colonies (nucs). The challenges include delay in the availability of the bees, presence of beekeeping pest small hive beetle, nonproductive and second-year queens in nucs and attack of diseases in bees. It further presents several recommendations for buyers and sellers of nucs to attain success with their transaction.


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