I have been bitching on the board about my nucs. I did everything wrong and did not inspect the nucs with the beekeeper among other dumb things. The bee keeper seller has hundreds of hives said his nucs are all sold and can not swap for a new one or he did not offer to help me or even to give me a queen or q cell or a frame of young larva and eggs.
Another gentleman from Houston with just 11 hives offered me a queen and frame for free for the strong box since there is not evidence of eggs and larva in a normal set up even after I offered to pay him for his help.
Now it was all my fault that neither nuc had a queen visable, eggs, or young larva. Had lots brood and few older larva about ready to cap. One nuc had no flying bees when I got them and had sick bees falling out the door on the ground unable to fly. I got the nucs two weeks ago today and yet to see a normal flying bee work the hive. I was also told both nucs were strong nucs in the original boxes and queens but how do you explain the lack of eggs and young larva in both boxes. Even if the strong box had eggs and larva I could have tried to fix the weak box. Funny for an original nuc not to have eggs and multiple stages of larva.
The other nuc had a ton of bees, and the same funny problem of No visible queen and No eggs or young larva. Just older larva and lots of capped brood. In two weeks this bunch of bees are closing in on pulling a lot of the second deep. Throw out the 4 out side frames and the out side of the next closest and I am damasked at what they are doing. The are drinking sugar water so that it looks like beer drinking on St Pattys.
I have more detailed grips with the beekeeper but I decided to destroy the weak sick hive.
What is the best and easiest to kill this hive off and isolate it because I do not know why the bees are not working and I have dead and sick bees on the ground each day. Pesticide? deformed wing virus? There are still no bees visible or working at the opening.
Sorry I am ranting again but I hate to get screwed. Bottom Line:
What is the best way to quickly kill this ML nuc and dispose of it in case it is some thing seriously wrong with this box and not too many mites or pesticide.