Re: Bring My Own Boxes?
David, I don't know how common the brood diseases are in your area, but it is easy to overstate the danger of infection from honey bee equipment. The only danger I can see is if the nuc purchaser brings combs with honey in them to fill the empty space in the 10 frame boxes, and the boxes are not sealed and this allows robbing of possibly contaminated honey. Hive tools, smokers, gloves, etc. are of very little danger of spreading disease.
38 years - 25 colonies, 32 Nucs - IPM disciple - Naturally Skeptic