Has anyone ever tried banking queens in a NUC hive? Let me explain. I have 20 regular hives w/ 2 deeps and various sizes of supers (medium & shallow and a few deeps for supers on large hives) I also have 2 nuc hives I started this year not really wanting to expand them. I would like to keep them just to have an extra queen incase one of my regular hives need one over the summer. My original plan was to to remove a frame every other week from each hive to provide new space for them to work. Will it set these hives up to swarm or will they be content with the 5 frames with a new one every other week. More or less an experiment. Has anyone tried this method of "emergency queen" keeping.