>Michael, when you have used the 2 frame mating nucs, do you typically do one or two frames of brood?
Nothing seems to be quite that clear cut, but the idea is one frame of brood and one frame of honey. Of course sometimes it's mostly honey with a little brood on both or one mostly honey and one mostly brood etc.
> I was putting one frame of brood and shaking in some more bees and one frame of foundation.
I give them two drawn frames, one mostly honey and one mostly brood. Sometimes the honey one is only half full or the brood one is only half full.
>I saw one cell that that noticibly smaller than the others. Should I not use this cell?
The cells are always far larger than necessary. I guess if you're going to cull some, it may as well be the smaller ones, but I would not have any expectations of the smaller cell being any different.
>One more question. Tomorrow is the day I am scheduled to move the cells into the nucs. All the nucs were made up today by noon. Can I move the cells in later today or do I need to wait.
Either will work.
> Tomorrow is a real busy day and I will have to squeeze it in, get sweaty, take another shower......
I know what you mean. I often make them up and put the cells in the same day. It's a little better acceptance to wait overnight, but I often don't and it usually doesn't matter.