You know the nuc supplier feels bad when you go to the scheduled pick up and instead of the already low price of $85 for a 5 frame nuc in a plastic nuc box, you get charged $70. No kidding for real. Went to pick up five nucs today for the 4h kids and I am truely glad I have drawn comb to throw on them. Actually got an average of 2.5 frames drawn on each of them. They did all have mated laying queens though so hopefully their numbers will start increasing quickly. Told the girls (kids not bees) I was going to keep them at my house for another four weeks so I could check them and make sure they were going to be alright. I could come up with frames of brood at home and monitor it easier than trying to go to 3 different houses and manage them. I know I know I should be letting the kids do this but really I want them to succeed from the beginning not start off super weak and loose them because they really don't know what to watch for yetm.