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zzen01
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« on: May 11, 2011, 10:51:57 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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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2011, 10:54:10 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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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2011, 11:38:18 AM »

Where would the split hive get the drones?
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« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2011, 11:40:19 AM »

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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« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2011, 06:32:35 PM »

If you have bees out there, there should be drones around this time of the year.
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