Re: Mating Nucs
Thanks everyone. Extra work is not a bigger right now, heck I have 3.5 hives (one queenless with worker layer - about to be combined - shook it out this evening). But I was thinking I could make more numbers of small colonies in mini nucs than I can with splits into nuc size colonies. Then move them as they build. If the flow is 3 months, they all have that period to grow. If I do splits, and wait a bit, then do more splits after bee numbers build, I am going to miss most the flow. But guess I will just raise some queens and put them into nucs this spring. Maybe next year I will play.
Will adding a frame of capped brood help hold the small numbers of bees in the mini's?
Started 9/13, building slowly, now @ 7 Lang hives + 2 nucs, and treatment style not decided yet