I drove this nuc back to Atlanta and installed it at Stonehurst where they are doing well.
I love the cardboard nucs - easy to manage, to carry and best of all, you don't have to return them to the seller!
When I finished installing it, I left the cardboard box facing the entry so errant bees could get home.
I stopped by on Thursday to see how they were doing (ten days past installation). The bees looked great.
There were lots of bees in the one deep box - many on the top of the inner cover.
They were drawing and filling comb like crazy:
So I gave them a new box with one drawn comb frame in it to provide them with a ladder. While I was at Ray's I noticed he had entrance reducers so I asked if I could buy one. He insisted on giving it to me, so I insisted that he autograph it for me!