Re: How many nuc boxes do I need?
One nuc per hive is my goal. I basically look at it as part of a complete hive. I Actually mark my nucs to match the number of the hive they go to. So the nuc for hive 10 is market N10. Right now I have 8 hives and 11 nucs. Next spring I intend to make 10 more just to see how spring nucs compare to over wintered ones.
I trend to build up nucs from a hand full of bees with a queen so the drain on resources from other colonies is minimal.
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