I didn't think of that and I'll be transferring the new nucs into 10 frame deep broods tomorrow, finally some sun and 60's again. I have the top feeders on the triples and plan on put top feeders on the 10 frames broods with the transferred nucs. That' worked for me in the past as it gets them building comb and gives them an anchor to the new box. There is plenty of forage here right now, cherries, dandelions, lindens, everything is busting open but the weather got kind of dumpy with rain and upper 40's. I may add an entrance excluder on the 3" side just to give them less area to defend if there is any robbing but I haven't had robbing as an issue in the past. Like I said, there seems to always bee a lot of forage here.be careful your triples do not rob out your new NUCs
you "could" pull 2 5 frame NUCs out of a 3 deep super it up and let it go into production.
the field bees would go back and then would be 2 . 5 deeps of bees, and the 5 frame splits should keep enough nurse bees to survive.
just would need some queen cells to pull it off.
I like the suggestion for manipulation you sent and that may happen in the next day or so-I haven't been in there since last week. I was hoping to get some VSH queens for these splits but need to make calls on availability down south. Still early here, just saw the first drone pupae last week which probably hasn't emerged yet and with the typical April rains here, a virgin isn't going to get much opportunity for me where I'd like to be. Ideally, I'd like to have the queens on hand and then do the splits and introduction at one time which would eliminate a lot of the calamity with new queens.
The wedding is up in Northport, Mi.