Re: Keeping Of Several NUC's in Apiary
Well, they don't always stay as nuc's. For me, I might have a nuc or two that I bought. Another one or two that were swarm catches. The rest would be splits. Eventually those nucs get combined or moved into whatever size equipment being used. If I have a colony that didn't get completely up to snuff in the summer, I'll overwinter that nuc. If I do late season splits for whatever reason, they may get overwintered. And, as you mentioned, you can have extra queens ready to go. Lot's of reasons!
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