I like to discuss a thread on self sustaining mating yards as the thread says. I'd like to talk about 4 way mating nucs and how to over winter them vs 3, 3 frame deeps, other configurations, ect. Equipment costs of making half frames vs using standard deep combs. We can break off on tangents on quality of queen allowed more laying space and time vs those captued and caged quickly at some point. I'd like to here peoples thoughts as I'm planning on setting up a dedicated mating yard either this season or next. Thanks.