I have ordered alot of packages but have never ordered a nuc. On another post it was commented about the advantage of nucs in recieving brood of all stages. Looking for someone to help with the following:

Is there a distinct advantage of a nuc over a 3lb. package?

I have always been amazed how fast 3lbs. of bees can draw and raise brood. Also like the idea of starting new hives with new foundation and not bringing in other peoples problems into my hives. Also, 3lb. packages have been cheaper than nucs. May be easier(?) to transport/install but like I said, never had a nuc.

Anyone want to convince me one way or the other?