Headed out to the bees today and set up a double nuc, with no frames in the bottom nuc. I took two frames of pollen/nectar/capped honey and two frames with mostly capped brood and some open brood/eggs. I then took a frame of larva from the hive I wanted to graft from, swept off the bees and went and sat under a shade tree, grabbed my Chinese grafting tool, set up the cups and went to work. The first two picks were just to get a feel for it and it seemed pretty easy. Then I only picked larva that was the shape of " ( " and slid it off into the bottom of the cup. I ended up only grafting 10 cells for my first try just to see what happens!
I ended up shaking a few more frames of nurse bees from other hives into the nuc as well, it was pretty populated by the end, although I know some will find their way back to their respective colonies. I also have 1:1 sugar water on them and about 1/4 pound of fresh made pollen patty.
I'll check in a couple days and see how things are going!! Hopefully I'll get at least 1/2 to take!!
Another thought is I am going to pick up some bi-focals or something just to make seeing things easier.