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My mid-summer captured swarm, was no more than 300 bees, has totally filled the nuc, last week 2 frames of brood still, must have hatched, it is bustling. Going in today, should I move them to a single deep for winter? Still mild weather into next week here. Ive got plenty of deep capped honey frames to fill it up. Or leave as a nuc, with a candy board and mini quilt box?

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If you have another deep nuc box available my choice would be to add it to your nuc, filled with the capped frames of honey. You would also need a nuc sized rim for sugar blocks over the winter. In general bees seem to winter better in taller, narrower configurations rather than spread out in a single 10 frame box.
 

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I do have another deep nuc box, your suggestion was one I was thinking of also, Im gonna do exactly that - thanks for the advice Mike G - Mike C
 

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I do have another deep nuc box, your suggestion was one I was thinking of also, Im gonna do exactly that - thanks for the advice Mike G - Mike C
That is my plan for my new nucs. This will be the first time I try wintering in nucs. I'll put a second nuc on top with sugar and insulation. Sadly, honey collection has been minimal this year so I have no frames to spare. See how it goes.
 
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