Resource (nuc) hives – Beekeeping with 2 ½ hives – the ½ is a resource hive that can help maintain the health and productivity of 2 standard colonies. I will cover when to establish a resource hive– why you need both spring and summer resource nucs - and how to use a nuc (spoiler alert: there are many “good’ methods to create them and I will cover numerous means of establishing and uses for a resource hive.)
Dr Dewey M. Caron is Emeritus Professor of Entomology & Wildlife Ecology, Univ of Delaware, & Affiliate Professor, Dept Horticulture, Oregon State University. He retired from Univ of Delaware in 2009 and moved to Portland, OR to be closer to grandkids. Dewey remains active in bee education, writing for newsletters, giving Bee Short Courses, assisting in several Master beekeeper programs and giving presentations to local, state and regional bee clubs. Dewey represents WAS on Honey Bee Health Coalition and is principal author of HBHC Tools for Varroa Management and BMPs. He is also author of Honey Bee Biology & Beekeeping, major textbook used in University and Association bee courses and has a new bee book The Complete Bee Handbook from Rockridge Press this year. Each book has a section on Resource hives. Autographs gladly provided.