Re: Feedback please on my proposed method of raising 5-10 queens
I dont' think you are going to have enough resources of brood and bees to do all this- you only have two hives that were started from packages two months ago.
Originally Posted by WVBees
If you "make a 5 frame nuc with two frames of brood from the strong hive (A) and one from the weak hive (B) (with bees brushed off)", then where are the nurse bees going to come from that need to keep the 3rd frame of brood warm? Too much brood and too few bees to care for it.
Then you want to "make some other nucs with the other queens"- I don't see how you will have the extra frames of brood and extra bees needed for all this. Remember that any nucs you make and place in new locations will be losing all foragers as well.
The little bee returns with evening's gloom,
To join her comrades in the braided hive... -Tennyson