Weak swarms from drought questions
I have four colonies that all came from swarms that did not build up well due to a severe drought we experience this summer. Two are in one yard, one of them has built out a deep very well and looks fairly good but nothing above that. The other had drawn out about four frames when the drought hit and thats about where they are now. I was going to combine these two and take a medium super of surplus and put on them. I winter with a deep and medium here in VA. The other two are in a different yard and both of these are small and have only abou three to four frames drawn out. I thought about making a nuc out of these two, do you think they will make it through winter? I have never had a nuc or tried to get one through winter. Would this be a lost cause?