I wanted to put this out here because I know praise makes a body energized. While Mike Palmer has completely denied being the inventor of this concept the double nuc resource hive is a fixture of the sustainable apiary. This concept was developed by Brother Adam. My research on this topic was so compelling that I had to have one in my yard as well. This Saturday I will split a package across the two sides of the hive box and let them get busy. I am really interested in the outcomes. I suspect this will become my favorite hive and I will no longer rob resources from my production hives to help along the weak or starting hives.
Mike, I know you read these posts. If I have the research correct they put the brood against the divider and the honey on the outside. When I put the package in I plan to give them each a honey frame on the lower outside to help keep them fixed, avoiding the absconding. I have prepped a couple of nuc hive top feeders (I had to cut down the ears on the long side to 5/16 so they stack on the commercial equipment I bought.) drilled a few fine holes in the bottom board for moisture drains, if I have any and painted the box up. The youngest even adorned it. So here it is in all its glory. Mike, I hope things are going well at French Hill Apiaries!