Haven't had the need to do this outside of the same yard yet, but sure the day is coming. Thought I'd ask before the moment was upon me.
What is the best way to get brood comb from one location to another? What are the tolerances of what you can get away with....How far? at what temperature? etc? etc? etc?
For example, I've set up a trapout at a remote bee tree and used a small swarm in the bait box. However, what if at some point I check it and realize I don't have a laying queen...At that time I'd like to add a frame of eggs/brood. BUT HOW? It's about 8 miles away, probably a 10 to 15 minute drive. What's my options?
Under what conditions, if any, can I just remove it here, and take it there?
If that's not a good option, which I'm afraid it's not....then what? Do I transport an entire Nuc and rob the frame once I'm there and then bring the original Nuc back with me?
What about a heated Nuc box for this purpose, found this youtube video of a guy with one.
Any and all opinions and suggestions appreciated.