This is an example of the weather we've had the past several days and is forecast to continue until Sunday. It'll be tricky finding a dry time to try to introduce the new queens, when they arrive near the end of the week.
I also ordered a new hive set from Mann Lake to move the nuc into. I'm trying an 8 frame hive. The 10 framers get heavier each year, and from what I've read the 8 frames can do just fine. I'm not really sure I want to move up to 3 hives, but I'll try it for awhile and see how it goes. We certainly, for ourselves anyway, don't need more honey than we harvested last year. We're still giving it away regularly. Kathy has sold enough to her exercise "buddies" to cover the cost of the containers, but we have no plans to do any serious selling of honey.