I have failed in previous NUC attempts but learned a lot. Here I go again.
I have a good understanding of splitting to make a 5 frame deep nuc. I plan to add a local queen to the nuc. Assuming I am successful, I am unclear as to the advantages of going to a 10 frame box or adding a 5 frame on top of the original nuc.
I know in my area nucs are not an option now, I'm trying to stay 4-6 months ahead of the game.
Not to complicate the topic. I build my own boxes and whatever else I need. Is there an advantage of mediums over deeps, as far as nucs go? Other than taxes, multiple college expenses, employee issues, maintaining a fleet of vehicles and figuring out a Valentine gift for my wife, I am healthy enough to lift hives.
Oh yeah, after the split, is it true that I need to move the nucs 2+ miles away? If so for how long?