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Can I add frames of bees to my nucs?

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If I have a queenright nuc and a queenright colony, can I pull frames of bees from the colony (making sure the frames don't have the queen on them) and add them to a nuc without causing a war? I have a couple nucs that I started a week ago that I don't think I put enough bees in and want to add some more. Is this the best solution or is there another method I should use?

I was also thinking of taking frames of brood and honey from the colonies, brushing the bees off and adding those to the nucs, but I'm concerned that there won't be enough bees in the nucs to rear the brood on the added frames.

What would you do?
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