I have one 5-frame nuc and one 3# package w/ queen due to arrive in mid April, and two new 8-frame medium hives with foundation in which to install them.
When I install them I am thinking about taking one of the three frames of brood from the nuc (if the brood is fairly equally distributed) and placing it in the hive with the package. Barring some unforeseen problem with the nuc, for example disease or severe parasites, does this sound like a reasonable thing to do? Of course I will be feeding both colonies all the 1:1 sugar syrup they will take.
I am risking something by reducing the strength of the more expensive nuc, but I hope to overcome that by increasing the strength of the package colony.
Is there anything to be gained by doing this? What have I not considered?