Congrats ! This first year back to beekeeping I’ve been experimenting n do many new procedures.
In mid May I caught a nice swarm n dumped in a 5 frame Nuc. All I had was four wire foundation deep frame n one medium frame with drawn comb. My swarm quickly took
off n grew. The colony quickly extended the comb on the medium frame to the length of the four wired frames. Success ! Maybe I
In less than a month I added a second 5 frame Nuc as my first super ! This Nuc only was doing so spectacular I had to add a second 5 frame Nuc box making it three high.
Somewhere along this trip of growth n learning I borrowed one of its brood frames to help fatten up one of my 10 frame Langstroth that needed help. By end of June I was planning on making it a four box skyscraper … But I got another hair idea. I’d read Flow-hives were much easier to buy n get within weeks (maybe)… So on to the “Nét” to order n secure on of those new flanged Flow-Invention. Wow ! I believe 7days later I walked out my carport door n almost tripped on those two boxes. My “Flow” was here !!
That day I was extremely busy out in my small woodshop … Within two days it was done n coated with four coats of Tung Oil. In my fore thinking I’d also ordered a second cedar 8 frame deep from Beethinking.
That triple high Nuc was fat with brood n nectar plus some capped honey by now. Pesto ! There were my needed Bees (all fourteen n 1/2 frames of healthy honeybees
You guessed it ! The next day I push n set the Nuc aside then placed new Flow-hive … I carefully transferred the Nuc frames in order best I could. That gave me an immediate 15 frames so I added one wired wax foundAction to the empty space. Cool ! I had a super Nuc now in my new two deep Flow.
After a week I added the special Flow-Super but unfortunately our last big nectar flow was nearing its descent ! I had rolled wax on the flow-frame so the bees did seal all the frame cell seam so next season 2017 I’m ready.
Currently that Super turned Flow-Hive is all prepped n ready for a “Long Winters Nap” with a warm moisture Quilt on top ! Hope I didn’t bore you … Good luck with that Nuc n maybe it will be your next Super Nuc. Sounds like Jeff has you on the way to Success !