I am sick and tired of not having a replacement queen when I need one. This spring takes the cake. The only queens available are from Hawaii, and since there are no varroa mites in HAwaii (or so they claim), the queens will probably not have hygenic traits.
So, I want to make and keep a nuc. Unfortunately, my boxes are all the full-sized brood boxes and that makes an unwieldy nuc.
So, do you think a hive will leave cardboard alone, or do you think they will chew it up? I had in mind giving them space just big enough to have 2 frames.