IF you're getting nucs they are most likely set up for langstroth style hives. I can't imagine trying to convert a langstroth frame to a warre hive. they have different specs.
For low maintenance during the fall/winter you shouldn't be doing much of anything with a hive anyway. The less you disturb a cluster the better.
There are several styles of beekeeping, and many beekeepers who advocate a less is best philosophy. If you want a hive or ten in the yard with little effort on your part you can do it, especially during the off nectar seasons. Even during the spring/summer if you have enough stacked up boxes you could get away with it. Your hive mortality might be different, you might not know what is going on in the hive at any point in time, or may loose swarms, but all beeks loose hives eventually.
Go with whatever style feels right to you.