I want to buy bees from a beekeeper nearby, I want to expand my apiary this year. This is how I planned it:

- Buy 3 frames // 2 with Brood, 1 with Honey and Pollen
- Place in 5 frame nuc (2 frames will be empty)
- Add virgin queens to every hive, If they don't lay within a week: Replace with bought laying queen
- Add protein patties every week or two

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Will this work? Any suggestions/recommendations?

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P.S. I'm in Sacramento / San Francisco, CA area. Pretty good weather here most of the time. Doesn't snow where I keep my bees.