This is my first winter with bees. Got 2 hives, and both appear to be doing well thus far. Even with the cold upstate NY winter! I started feeding last week when we had a bit of a warm spell, and both hives looked strong. (One more so than the other)
My question is, (if they survive the rest of the winter), is it okay to split a first year hive? Or, should I give it a second year to insure it's strong enough?