some always have to read way more into a question than is actually there and start tearing down....not sure why it is a go-to response on social media......It’s interesting how everything on this forum devolves into the treatment free vs treatment beekeeping argument. My question has nothing to do with varroa mites. My friend lost all his bees and equipment to a bear a few years ago and wants to get back into it. Since he just bought all new equipment he’s trying to save some money. He also runs deeps and I run mediums. While I agree that nucs are better. I don’t mind getting to keep the brood and drawn comb. Since I see no difference with the method than a package install except being shipped across the country, I’ll do it and let you know how it goes.