So this may sound like a stupid question, but how does everybody install queens that they have made? I suppose it depends on how you mate them. If you using a small mating nuc do you just put the queen in a cage or combine the mating nuc with the hive? If you are using a full sized nuc do you combine or use a cage? I'm a hobby keeper who hopes to keep around 10 hives and rear queens for splits and requeening. I have read a bit about queen rearing and want to give it a go next year, but haven't found a procedure on installing the queens.