View Full Version : Hive Split

May 4th 2009, 08:50 AM
I've got a hive of Russians that is booming, Queen Cells being produced, brood every where.
Would like to try a split,[ If the sun will ever shine] I have a two story, 5 frame medium nuc, [total 10 frame]could I take 1 frame of several Queen cells and 3-4 brood frames plus a couple of pollen/honey, and then move them 300-400 ft.
I can move them about 2 1/2 air mile distance {if I have too } :(
I imagine there maybe other hives or ferel in that area for a Queen to breed ??
Appreciate any advice, especially if its easy, if complicated I'll sleep on it !

I'd like to get my hands on who ever came up with the term;


May 4th 2009, 09:25 AM
It is best to leave the queen cells in the original spot and remove the queen and 3 or 4 frames to the new site. 3 feet, 300 feet, 3 miles, doesn't matter if you move the queen. They think they have swarmed and go on with every day life.