I could not purchase an extra nuc, but have a second hive to start. So I purchased an extra queen. My nuc has 5 frames, supposedly all will have bee activity (I read that some only had 3 with 2 frames empty). I’m contemplating stacking 2 brood boxes with queen extruder between, and put 3 frames in bottom box with a queen, and the other 2 nuc frames in the top box with the extra queen. Could this work?
I live in Colorado at 8,000 ft. It is currently snowing cats and dogs (hoping this is our last snow!) I plan on heavy feeding with both the patties and 2:1 syrup. I’ve seen some dandelions and I have bulb flowers up. Our warm season isn’t hot nor long. But LOTS of wildflowers, besides my extensive garden all summer into fall.