Re: question when to move nuc to deep box
Hi Lisa, welcome to Beesource. I live in the Richmond, VA area and moved one of my strong nucs into a 10 frame hive this past weekend when it was 70° here. The five frames were placed in the middle of the box in the exact positions they were in while in the nuc. I put empty drawn comb on the sides to fill out the box, although foundation will work too. I gave them a 1/2# of patty and a syrup feeder jar on the inner cover. Do an inspection on the next day near 60°F. If you have 3 frames with capped brood in them, it is time to move the bees.
Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.