I have been throwing around the idea of making some nucs up and raising some queens out of some stock that I want to carry on to next year just in case the orignal hive dont winter. I am totally new this is my first year but have came a long way in my first year with my willing to learn. I have made two splits this year with no problems.
What would be the best way for me to raise my queens that I want to put in the nucs? I dont know how to graft and do not have any of the tools to do so. I really dont want to pull whole frames of eggs out of the hives I want to make queens from cause I want to keep the mother hive going good and I want to make several Nucs. Also what is the lastest I can make these nucs up before winter?