Re: PMS or EFB?
This thread also highlights one of the issues with purchasing nucs. Frames of old comb are particularly likely to harbor disease. This is the reason I've never purchased nucs. I have purchased hives of bees in the past, but only after I personally went through each colony to verify no problems were present. The last time I purchased hives was in 1990 and I found 3 AFB infected colonies out of 40. The entire yard of 7 colonies were destroyed on the presumption that I don't want AFB anywhere near my bees.
NW Alabama, 50 years, 20 colonies and growing, sideliner, treatment free since 2005, 14 frame square Dadant broodnest