I am planning on making a reverse split (taking the queen rather than leaving her) this week with my carniolan hive. They have been doing really well and I'm hoping to gain a new hive as well as break the varroa cycle. I am planning on taking her majesty along with 2 or 3 frames of capped brood, a honey frame and a pollen frame or two. Then let the main hive raise a new queen.
For those that make reverse splits, is there a point in putting the frames in a 5 frame Nuc? Shouldn't I just add them to a new 8 or 10 frame deep and add new frames for them to draw (while feeding)?
I'm curious to see what some of you do for these kinds of splits.