transfer from nuc to hive
I made my first attempt at a nuc last week, so naturally I have many questions.
I want to know when and how I should transfer this nuc to a full hive. I have some ideas, please correct me if I'm wrong and I'm open to suggestions.
1) Need to build a new hive. Yep.
2) Think about transfer when I see a lot of bees / bee activity in the nuc. right now I put three combs with nurse bees in the nuc box with a couple of empty combs. Maybe when they start covering the empty combs? Or building new comb.
3) For transfer I was going to move the combs to the new hive (the easy part). Have the new hive in the exact same spot the nuc was. Place the "open" nuc below the entrance for the new hive.
My grandfather and great-uncle kept bees and my fiancée's grandfather, too. I want to pass this tradition along.