Hope and a prayer for an early Spring, that's all there is right now.
Dry sugar is about all my bees have left to survive on until blooms begin, they must be getting tired of it by now :-\
I guess I'd still like to hear from 'anyone' who has successfully split a 3# package though and any hints they care to share.
My current plan (if my bees don't make it) will be to split them up and hive one of them like a normal package, while confining the one w/ the 'extra' queen (and split bees) together for a few days before releasing them.
This makes the most sense, unless I can make a trade, or (best case scenario) my wintered bees make it and I can just make up NUCs as 'originally' planned.
If Spring arrives early none of this fretting will have mattered one bit, more of that hope stuff :).