I just picked up a four frame nuc today. Do I put it into the hive with the nuc frames in the middle with new foundation on the outside, or mix it up with foundation in between the nuc frames? Also do I need to feed the the bees in the hive with my miller type feeder?
P.S. Feel free to add other tips about installing the nuc. I need all the help I can get.
You need to keep the nuc frames together, in the existing order, to avoid the risk of chilling. Remember it's a weak hive. Stick your foundation in to the sides, and see how it goes. You may have to swop frames round a bit later in the season to get the outer frames drawn properly, but meanwhile just give them a chance to build up.