Honeybeealex, it's a good idea to keep a couple of nuc boxes ready with bees or ready to have bees dropped in. Getting use to having a couple of nucleus hives around will save a lot of money in the long run. And Concrete-Bees is right about added income, if you can save yourself the cost of queens and sell a couple nucs a year it can more than pay for the extra equipment.
if you are putting swarms in 5 framers - id rotate out frames as they draw them - they are going to draw out 7-10 frames worth of wax asap - if left with only 5 frames - thats a lot of wasted wax !!!!! -- get it while you can !!!!!
just an idea that i like to call FREE BEES FREE WAX
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