Re: Nuc entrance locations.
What is the advantage of having side by side nuc size colonies...as permanent hive set ups it seems...over running 8 or 10 frame regular sized hives? Last summer was first experience with hives but by July some of my hives were overflowing with bees and that was using 2 10 frame deeps for the brood area.
Why split the boxes? Do you put a queen excluder above the brood boxes and let both halves work common 10 frame honey supers? Does this result in a larger honey crop?
Janne....first hives April 2013, 19 hives, treat, plant zone 8b, at sea level, latitude 49.13, longitude 123.06