I am getting relatively new to beekeeping and hope to expand my existing hives. I'm planning on getting 6 frame nuc boxes and wondering: Is there a recommended number of nuc boxes or a ratio of nucs to existing brood boxes? I hope to be working 40-50 hives in a year or so. I was thinking around 15-20 nuc boxes or so. Is this high or low?
How many nuc boxes should make?
While I am on the topic, a mating box is essentially the same as a nuc? I was planning on using the same 6 frame ones as mating boxes and introducing new queens.