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How Long Can They Stay In a Nuc? - and Moving

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I'm picking up two nucs this weekend (my first). The weather has been cold and rainy. If it continues, should I risk moving them to a hive in cold weather? (a top bar which will require the chop and crop - pretty disruptive).

How long can I leave them in the nuc?

And another question. I'm placing one hive at an urban location, so I wanted to do the chopping and cropping outside of town before I set them in their final location. Is there any problem with moving them twice in a short span of time, or should I move them to the new hive and wait a bit before I move them again?