I have two nucs in 5 frame equipment that were overwintered. Both of these have at least one full frame of honey but they just can't build up population. The Queens both have a pretty good brood pattern but very small (about 6" in dia.) So, I read somewhere that honey is not really easily used for brood rearing. Should I be feeding these nucs until they are in full size equipment even if there is a nectar flow? Also, both of these nucs are being fed pollen patties and are eating it. Thanks for your help.