Donating brood frames is very common to help boost colony strength… but can you donate super to a established/strong nuc? Will that 'super’charge the colony?
Do I donate frames absent of worker bees? Or just swap the super over? Will that cause fighting? Newspaper?
Here’s my background story:
My parent hive is going ballistic refilling the super, drawing new frames. They need to be set back a bit and kept busy (last swarm prevention before the nectar flow slows down). So I might give them a brand new super to start from scratch and donate the existing super to my new colony - pending an inspection and confirmation, but I have a feeling they are close to being ready for a super… or does this breed complacency in the new colony…