this will be heralded as the dumbest newbie question in ages, but...
What is generall accepted as the minimum number of frames of
1. capped brood;
3. newly emerged nurse bees
required to start a new hive, say, in the middle of nectar flow, when pollen is plentiful? I realize the correct answer would be a range (from x to y frames of Z)
Any research on the topic someone could direct me to?