I'm reconsidering what I do with our hives after we bring them back to ON after maritime blueberry pollination. Currently we have been taking the thousands we send and busting them apart at a rate of a little over 2 from 1. Ie: this year 4800 becomes 11 000 singles with 3 frames of brood of all stages and we put cells into everything. We are now growing them into proper doubles and drawing a whack of foundation on a flow or feed depending on the yard.
We produce all our own cells, and have no trouble pumping out 1000 per day. What I'm thinking is, what if I had equipment to make everything a 4 frame side by side nuc, started from one frame of brood end of June...cells everywhere and then excluder and super the strong ones after they build up to an August flow. I know the system works, since others do it...the goal for me, would be lots of nucs to sell the following spring.
My questions is, is anyone familiar with a palletized nuc system that would allow us to move around this quantity of nucs, out of our holding yards and into summer pasture yards? Obviously our migratory pallets would not work well since the hives would all need a divided bottom.
Any thoughts or pictures? Is this a terrible idea?