I know this was touched on in a recent thread, but I'm looking for any more thoughts/directions/advice. Here are my current details:
-Installed 4 chopped nuc frames on June 1.
-Here's the current pattern:
--4 TBs fully/mostly drawn with some brood and curing honey.
--4 chopped nuc bars with mostly capped brood (workers mainly).
--1 TB just started about 3 days ago.
--1 TB 3/4 drawn with curing honey and capped honey at top.
--1 TB 1/2 drawn with curing honey.
Also, the bees are clustered mostly among bars 1 thru 9.
To eventually remove the nucs, I am adding empty TBs toward the front of the hive (where the entrance is) between the drawn TBs and the nucs. (When I first installed the nucs, I placed an empty TB at the front and then alternated between nucs and empty TBs. Then, based on a recent post, I set up the pattern above last week during my first inspection.)
I understand that I am eventually looking for the nucs to be converted from brood rearing to honey storage. Will the above work? Any recommended changes?
Thanks in advance.