How long do you feed a nuc after moving them to the permanent hive?

Q. How long do you feed a nuc colony after you’ve moved them to the permanent hive? D.G.

A. Nuc to permanent hive, nuc or permanent hive—it doesn’t really matter. The real question is, “How long do you feed?” And the answer is, “However long they’ll take it.” We’ve found that bees will stop taking feed fairly quickly if there are better options available.

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