I'm thinking of buying 3 frames of bees, 2 with brood and 1 with pollen (I have many frames with honey I didn't extract), and a new queen (laying).
I'll be putting them directly in a 10 frame hive (I want to skip the nuc), and feeding them some protein patties from Mann Lake, and sugar water (syrup).
Do you think it'd work out, or would it be too small that it wouldn't ever grow?
P.S. I'm near Sacramento, California