I have a couple of mated queens I raised in a queen castle. I would like to move them to five frame Nucs. I don't have alot of brood to move, but can move a little if have too. I have more bees than brood in my colonies @ this time. The mating nucs I believe may have more brood than they can protect. Temps are warm but bouncing around. Suppose to be 45 here Mon night. Strange weather for us
What are my options --- Move brood and add frames.
Or can I shake bees and add frames.
Don't want to re-queen other colonies.
Will I have to cage the queens. Hope not don't want to stop her laying. I guess I could try a push in cage --- Never tried one before.