Just got the bad news my medium nucs ordered for May will no longer be available. I know medium nucs are not common. Anyone know of a source in the Northeast at this late date? I've geared up all my equipment for all 8-frame mediums. If I find regular deep frame nucs is there an easy way to transition to mediums? I really would prefer to start with nucs rather than packages.
Has anyone ever set up a 5 frame nuc in a deep with dummy frames on the outside and a medium brood box immediately above to encourage this transition? (set up a deep with dummy frames in positions 1,2 & 8, with 8 frame medium above).