I have had a ton of swarm cells this year, and I keep splitting them off into nucs. I have come to the point that I am running low on bees to put in the nucs that I am making for the resulting queen cells in which to hatch and mate. Since the original queens take a break before swarming, I don't have many frames of brood either. I have seen those itsy-bitsy mating nucs, so I know it is possible to raise a mature queen cell with few bees, but what do you think is the minimum number? And what about the size of their home? All input welcome.