I got a nice surprise today. I had ordered two packages over a month ago and thought they were not going to send them. To my surprise, I got an email saying they would be shipped between Tuesday and Friday. I plan to put them in 5 frame nuc boxes. They are 3 lb packages. I'm thinking about ordering one hive and keeping a nuc. I could move frames from the nuc to the new hive. This will help one hive get big faster. .... and the nuc can be a ready extra queen. I would love to hear your opinions on what you think would be better .... get one hive as above or should I just build two more full hives before winter?