A Nuc, short for Nucleus, is a small bee colony with a queen and a few thousand bees. A beekeeper can make a Nuc by splitting an existing hive in spring. When Starting your Flow Hive, purchasing a Nuc is a great way to get a quickly established brood nest.
In episode 6 of the beginner beekeeping series, Lousie and Flow Hive filmmaker Mirabai, install a Nuc into a Flow brood box.
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