Re: 2018 journal NW Florida Gulf Coast
You can never have enough wooden ware, especially when one is going gangbusters like you are! Tell the hubby to get busy sawing. Any update on the two mating nucs? I was concerned when you mentioned that you had dropped the qc's during the move.
Splitting like crazy on my end too. My original two hives and a nuc are now four hives, four nucs, and four mating nucs. Six of the total are waiting for queens to emerge. One hive swarmed on me and is included in the six. Trying to use all the queen cells but sometimes there are too many and I end up with as many as four in a nuc. What a waste. Goal is now 20 production hives for next year and as many nucs to overwinter and sell as I can make.
Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.