So -
Do you think the queen will lay into the 2 different nuc boxes above and allow me to create 2 different nucs - which I can queen and create a couple more colonies? I'm unsure how the hive will do - and at what point I can create a nuc from a hive - but the idea is interesting. From what I've been able to determine a nuc can be created from 2-3 frames of brood and maybe a frame or 2 of honey/pollen..and of couse a little shakking of 'nurse' bees from the main hive. Once they are put into the nuc box - and if I dont have a queen cell - won't the 'new nuc' create a queen on their own ?