Spring is finally his here in Perth and I am going to need to split at least one of my colonies before they decide to swarm. The only slight issue is that we don’t have a Nuc box and neither do our local supplies store. I am therefore thinking of splitting into an 8 frame box, but just wanted to run my plan past all the experts on the forum
My plan is to put 2 frames of brood (emerging and eggs) from one hive and one frame of brood (minus bees) from the other. We have a lot of honey frames so I was going to put one on each side of the brood nest, then 3 foundation frames on the outside. Shake in some extra bees and we should have my new hive in the making! So the order I was thinking was:
F H B B B F H F
Does that sound about right? If I put in emerging brood, it shouldn’t need that much warmth and i’m Hoping the honey will provide some insulation.