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Splits

dchallans
Sun, 02 Apr 2017 22:37:17 GMT

Is anyone else doing splits yet? I am trying one, I have drones and lots of brood in the parent colony with plenty of bees. I hope I'm not too early. 4-2-17

jtbrach
Mon, 10 Apr 2017 21:23:04 GMT

I think with the extended forecast this is a great time..

leonflood
Mon, 10 Sep 2018 13:53:27 GMT

I did two splits this spring. The first was early. I checked it in two weeks and did NOT see any new brood. I then took a second Queen Cell and added it. The second time it took. The second split I did, did not work either. So, labor day weekend I took two frames with Queen Cells on them and put them in a hive where I have bees but NO new brood. Today is Sept 10th. I hope this colony has enough time to make a new queen and get her laying before the fall and winter sets in. Let me me know if you thing this will work.