I want to make up a nuc by pulling one frame from three different hives and then adding a division board feeder to the five frame nuc box to get it going. What I want to do is cut down the brood boxes to 9 frames from 10 and create a nuc in the process.
Two of the donor hives are Russian, the other donor hive is from a swarm that looks Italian and the queen is a purchased Italian Queen.
Is this a goofy idea?
If I spray everybody but the queen down with a little syrup with essential oils added, will they get along okay?
How should I handle queen introduction?