The yard sheet says the Nuc has had some problems for a while, on 5/22 it was weak and deemed "queen less" , it was given a frame of brood w/ bees and queen on it from another nuc and location swapped with a strong nuc.
I was checking yard to day and it looks like the dearth is letting EFB show threw, weak hive, a good amout of eggs in ok patterns, spotty and very little capped brood, yellowed jelly/larva, and some twisted larva.
I have hurd that one way to deal with it is a shake out, but there wasn't much to save and I didn't want to risk transferring infected nurse bees, I poped the queen in a mating nuc that had failed to take and wraped the hive in plastic to take care of the rest of the bees and avoid robbing, Got home and tossed the gloves (nitrial) and sanistized my tools
so what do I do with the nuc ? Its a KTBH nuc made of scraps (free) with less then 1/2 hour of sweat equity in it. My gut says its such minimal lost to torch it and the combs, or would melting the wax in a dubble boiler be fine? There is a burn ban right now so I would have to break it up and put it in my chiminea, ok for the wood, but the wax makes big flames !