I have far more supers than I will now need. Without a flow super I would need to be ready with 4 supers per hive as the season goes on. Taking honey in May and August. May because we have rapeseed and better to take it early before it chrystalises. Also I have been running brood on a box and a half.
Next year that’s starting March I intend splitting as soon as I find conditions in and out of hive are right. I am going to run some hives with brood box only. But expect to be intervening very regularly.
The supers all have drawn wax foundation. At the time they need moving up to a full brood box I can place it under or above a brood box. Then after a few weeks make sure Queen is in brood box and add the Qx. I have all the floors and other hive items.
My question is If I use my old honey supers as nucs would that work. Am I making life just too difficult. Am I penny pinching. What is it I am missing as I think this through. It all sounds like a good fit and very logical but is it.
I have read previous forum topics and know that some of you quite sensibly use brood boxes instead of nucs as I will and do.
I am stood by, eagerly awaiting your thoughts and hopefully a whole bank of tips and advice.