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I am taking a break from grafting while I concentrate on the nectar flow and trying to keep swarming in check as best as I can. I have 6 double mini mating nucs I have done my first queen rearing in and the queens are ready so is there anything I can do with the population of brood in these mini nucs without having to start all over and restocking them all again when I start up in 6-8 weeks? I suppose I could make some sort of frame holder that would allow me to put 2 of the mini frames in a medium super but all my hive bodies are deeps. maybe I need to bite the bullet and make up a couple of medium splits for queen rearing during the summer.
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Howard
 

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Unless you plan on a large full time queen business, you should probably use full frame nucs for mating. That way everything is usable in your other hives. :)
 

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Pull your queens let them raise their own queen. Pinch her off when you want to hatch a grafted one, watch that they do not get over crowded.
 
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