This will be my first season raising queens. For now I plan on raising only 30 to 40 queens in three or four batches. I haven't decided yet if I should use a seperate starter and finisher or if I should use a single colony as a starter/finisher. And if i should use a five frame Nuc or a full size colony. I'm kind of leaning toward the queenrite starter/finisher because at this point I only have 16 colonies that i will have to make a queen mother colony, starter/finisher, at least two drone mother colonies and multiple increase splits (which I will use as mating nucs) from. I would like to hear everyone's opinions on this and also the pros and cons of the different things that you use.