> This will be the 3rd day since installing the nuc. In general, how long should I wait before I might have a look-see (still reading)?
Probably a few more days. as you know inspections are counter productive. Try to hold it to once a week. I know it is hard
! People chastise about frequent inspections. If you are learning that's what that are there for--- your enjoyment
hat is also a good reason to start with at least two hive. Rotate inspections or leave one alone a little more
>encouraging significant pest growth and excessive drone production. This will be the 3rd day since installing the nuc.
They often draw drones as the drop comb on a frame or in open space. If they already have their drone quota they will often draw the drop comb as worker brood, just like a foundationless frame. It is however hard to handle.
As far as pest growth if it encourages drone production it could be a problem unless of course you remove the drop comb if it is drones when capped and use it as a form of IPM
Of course drones have a place in the colony also