Richmond, Va Planting zone 7
I have two 5 over 5 nucs that were created early last fall (shout-out to John Palmer for the on hands instruction) that are looking pretty good right now. My question is when should I move them into a 10 frame hive box?
The one variable I'm wondering about is that the nucs have a deep on bottom and medium on top. The arrangement I'd like to move to is a 10 frame deep and medium hive setup. Do I just move all frames over (deep to deep and med to med) and add extra frames? Or try somehow to get all frames into a single deep box (seems like a good way to get wonky wax built up on the med frames).