I just made up 9 nucs. Six were pretty weak. I want to give them a helping hand as soon as possible. How long should I wait after queen is accepted and laying and what is best method to do so and in what proportion. Can you add a frame of bees and brood to a nuc with only two frames of bees?
I remember reading a book on the net called something like "? years in an apiary" in which I think the Author went from nine colonies to 52 or something by taking a couple frames of brood from strongest colonies and giving to weakest each week or something in regard. Anybody know the title of this book? I would like to follow his lead. If I remember corectly the more frames from different colonies the less fighting occurred which seems odd at first.