One of the many reasons for losses of hives after a swarm is the newly hatched virgin queen returning to the wrong hive after her mating flight, and being killed. A multi-colored painted hive body can solve this. This is why you should alternate the color of your beehive boxes.
Want to easily make four NUCS from a single sheet of plywood? In this video, our owner Clifton Murphy, explains in fine detail the step by step instructions for how to build four nucs from a single sheet of plywood.