Steven in Tennessee writes:
When you start a new colony of bees, do you ever use a nuc or package?
I'm starting a colony in the spring and will be getting 2 nucs from a local beekeeper associated with the university of Tennessee.
When I start these nucs they will be on foundation, can I place the starter strip frames around those and it be ok?
Thanks. Any info on this topic would be great.
For the newbees out there who are wondering what a nuc is, here's the definition.
Kirk also mentions that you can join The Backwards Beekeepers group on Yahoo.
And here's our video on how to make starter strips: