How's early Sprjng treating you ? Did your hive(s) get thru okay ?!! I lost 2 last early Autumn to mites. Took a partial hit on a third in December ! But with treatment we might just skin thru with them. The are weak n small but flying.
I've got four Nucs ordered for mid-April. I'm replacing the two I lost, adding one to a newly built 8 frame setup n the fourth I'm putting in a newly built 5 frame Nuc. I'll use that for extra brood should I need it this summer.
I hope to get at least one split or maybe two. If so .. I'm hoping to overwinter them for needs Spring of 2018 so I don't have to buy. Of course I'm not crossing that bridge or counting those chickens before it hatches.
. Here's the first of 3 Wood Nucs I'm building n getting ready for 2017 season. The single I wintered thru (2016-17) winter I'm adding to a second 8 frame hive I just finished building n assembling. It's cedar so I need to Tung Oil before I set outside in the weather. This was my first try n raising a Nuc n wintering over.
Let me know how your doing !