:???: I took my best queen, two frames of brood and one frame of nectar and pollen and whatever bees were covering the frames and put it in a 5 frame deep nuc. I moved this nuc about 300 yards and put it on top of the permanant hive body I hope to move them to when they become a full colony. In the original hive I saw plenty of frames with eggs and larvae of the right age and I notched 3 frames, 1 in the bottom deep and 2 in the medium on top of it. It was all newer comb so hopefully they'll like that and will make a queen or three. I must need glasses because I would see a very tiny "c" in the cell then I'd need to blink and I couldn't see it anymore. All in all there were probably 13-15 frames with brood in that hive. They're top honey super (medium) had one more frame they need to draw out. I'm hoping to get some honey from this hive. There no queen cells in the hive. I also want to have a queen on hand when I decide to pull the trigger on my weak hive and replace that queen. I didn't have capped honey for the nuc just a very heavy deep frame of nectar and pollen. Is the nectar sufficient food or do they need capped honey? Edit: Wow! Orientation flights in front of the nuc already...it's only been an hour!