Is it okay to transfer the five frame nucs over to just one 10-frame box for each nuc?
Q: I bought a lot of stuff from y’all and have it now all painted up and ready for occupancy. I have had three nucs for months but other things just kept my attention. Is it okay to transfer the five frame nucs over to just one 10-frame box for each nuc? Very warm weather here and bees are active.
John H. Alderman III, Oxford, GA
A: Yes, transfer each nuc to its own box placing the 10-frame box in the same location where it sat in the nuc. This is a fairly simple thing to do—pull your nuc box and place the 10-frame hive / bottom board / stand etc. in that location. Transfer the frames, making sure they go to the new box in the exact same order as they were in the nuc. Put new comb on the outside of nuc frames to complete the box, add your inner and outer covers, and you’re done.