Re: Can I split a new nuc with a package
There will be some small advantage in your idea, in terms of reducing the chances the bees will abscond.
However the downside is it will be a whole lot messier and more difficult than you probably imagine.
If I was installing the nuc to the Warré and the package to the TBH, I'd just dump the package in and let them to it.
The nuc will not abscond. But to help the package not to abscond, if it's hot put cardboard or something over the lid of the TBH so it will not overheat in the sun. After a few days the bees will get their ventilation system organised and this will no longer be an issue. Also don't overfeed till after they are settled in a week or two.
44 years, been commercial, outfits up to 4000 hives, now 120 hives and 200 nucs as a hobby, selling bees. T (mostly).