I have recently been pondering on using nuc boxes, even my 8 frame FD is too heavy, thinking of trying 8 frame 3/4. A reply to my post a few years back was that nucs wouldn’t be practical in NZ .....wonder how it could play out.....I‘m 1.5m so wouldnt want it too high😁
It would end up like this…
This is a Warre’ hive. boxes are basically 210x210x210mm. I had all ready taken two boxes of honey off top when I took this photo.
So with supered FD nucleus colonies it is definitely possible to super them, but be prepared to go 180cm or more in height and boxes weighing 15kg.
Warre’ is likely even more “natural” than any other hive I know of.