I have a hive that was hit by small hive beetles and dwindled the hive. I was able to save the hive by reducing the hive down to 1 deep with 10 frames, removing the infested frames and installing other frames with comb that I had stored. Basically I just crowded the hive.
I have 6 frames that have brood and look good, 4 other frames have nothing on them.
My question is, can I take 5 frames and transfer the bees to a NUC for the winter? Also, can anyone tell me how successful they were wintering a hive in a NUC?
Thanks for any input...