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Martind111 

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So sorry about this, but I've just arrived back with my 1st nuc of bees, the question is do I transfer now? Leave them in the nuc as a home and foraging for a day or 2? Should they be left til later in the day? It's 14 degrees here and sunny with little wind.

I apologise for being a pain.

Thanks,

Martin.
 

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I would leave it a day or so for them to orientate themselves to the area. As long as they are not hoplessly overcrowded they will be fine.

Not a silly newb question :)

Welcome to the forum by the way........

And other views may vary.

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If they are in a nuc box and not a travel box then I think leave them on the exact spot you intend to hive them and let them settle down after the journey and transfer them over tomorrow
 

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That's great, thanks for the quick response. I've got the nuc on the spot where the hive will be, I'll go and remove the plug now.

Cheers,

Martin.
 

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I envy you,opening the entrance on your very first bee's.

Enjoy..

Give it a couple of hours and you will start to see pollen going in.
 

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