Place frame of drone comb into chosen drone producing colony. Bees mate on the wing and unless you can afford to spend thousands of Pounds on Artificial Insemination Equipment then you need to control which Drones are going to mate with your Queens some other way. To do this I place frames of drawn drone foundation in my best hives in the hope that my new Queens will mate with my Drones.
Prepare Mini Nuc by using molten wax to secure starter strips of foundation ino the frames. Charge the feeder with a block of fondant wraped in cling film. This can be done earlier but don't leave it until last minute.Frame of Drone Brood