Reply To: Can I use a nuc as a bait hive?


In his work Tom Sealy discovered swarming bees have a set of preferences for their new home, rather like the filters we might apply when looking for a new home on RightMove. He found the volume of the nest site ideally needed to be ~40l or more. This happens to be the size of the Langstroth as used in USA. A National brood box is ~35l so just about ok. A nuc would be considered too small and in my experience they are too small for housing a decent size collected swarm.