Yes, I do realize that Nuc is the commonly used abbreviation for "nucleus colony of honey bees". Though I don't believe that it would be correct to capitalize Nucleus Colony of Honey Bees, I do think that perhaps we should capitalize the first letter of the abbreviation, Nuc. I don't know who originated Nucleus for a starter colony of honey bees, though I would like to know. I've seen some newbee's confuse "nuc" for nuclear - and nucleus is also a word used to describe a core piece of some living cells.Maybe nuc is an abbreviation for nucleus. I reckon I've missed the point of your post.