Feed syrup & a pollen patty. The Nuc will be populated by young house bees and emerging brood.It will lack the older foraging bees making feeding a necessity for the first month to 6 weeks..
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I quess that you have not much experience in profounding new hives.
"It will lack the older foraging bees making feeding a necessity for the first month to 6 weeks"
That is pure nonsense. You mix something things.
When you profound a nuc, there must be livings bees. What you talk is from egg to forager.
Bees start to forage at the age of 2-3 weeks. In 6 weeks they use to be dead.
Like I said, take necessary food from big hive and do not feed the nuc. It only atracts robbers.
If nuc has not pollen in its frames, take pollen frame fom big hive.
But it is summer now. Bees get food from nature. What do you do with bees if they do not get nectar and pollen from landscape. Then you are in desert or in polar ice area.