Commercial beekeepers always have nucs available to support their production hives. Recreational beekeepers can do the same. Have your own support colony next to your main hive. Do you have a Flow Hive? Have a nuc to support the Flow Hive, keeping it queenright, strong and productive. Late Spring and Early Summer is an excellent time to do a split and establish a support colony.
A Support Colony…
The best place to keep a backup Queen.
Donate a frame of brood to strengthen your main hive.
Donate a frame of honey/pollen during the absence of floral resources.
Insurance against unforeseen events.
Note: when transferring frames between hives always consider Biosecurity issues.
A Support Colony gives you more options when managing your beehive.
So, make your own nuc today.