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Author Topic: Made a split today.  (Read 302 times)
yockey5
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« on: May 24, 2012, 06:10:08 PM »

2 deep frames of capped brood with attendant bees, 2 deep frames of capped honey, and the old queen. Hopefully they will make it ok.
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« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2012, 06:35:12 PM »

2 deep frames this early in the season should make you a nice split.  Lots of time for the bees to build up, especially with a mated queen.  I’ve made 2 deep frame splits in August and had living bees next spring.  I think you’ll do fine, just make sure they don’t get robbed out early on.
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« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2012, 06:40:40 PM »

I put a reducer on the entrance and will be watching for robbers. I split this one off of a 3 deep 8 frame hive that is a bouncing betty (plumb full)!
She has mean kids but she is a survivor so I decided to keep her and endure the pain until she is superseded.
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