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Offline zzen01

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Hive Split
« on: May 11, 2011, 11:51:57 AM »
If I was to do a split and let the new hive raise thier own queen is it now too late in the year to do this?

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Re: Hive Split
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2011, 11:54:10 AM »
Nope now would be the time to do a split. It only takes a 16 days +- to hatch out a queen. Just make sure you have plenty of drones flying .

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Re: Hive Split
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2011, 12:38:18 PM »
Where would the split hive get the drones?

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Re: Hive Split
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2011, 12:40:19 PM »
Your hives should have drones flying before you attempt a split. If your not seeing any drones and not real sure of any feral hives, I would wait on splitting.

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Re: Hive Split
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2011, 07:32:35 PM »
If you have bees out there, there should be drones around this time of the year.