I had an empty hive box and an extremely over-full hive so I performed a hive split 18 days ago. The strong hive was packed full of bees, already a lot of honey and had a good number of drones. New split hive seems to be going just fine, we're checking again this weekend for a queen (we left the queen in the original hive) and if we don't find one we're ordering one. That hive seems just fine though, lots of foragers coming and going and they're pretty mellow. I popped the lid on the over-full hive today...we removed 6 frames of brood and 4 of food when we did the split...and it is full of bees. Again. Two deeps and a small super, and it's totally full of bees. It's like "July" full of bees rather than "April" full of bees. My community garden has a hive that did not survive the winter, it was a new package, and we're planning on re-packaging in the middle of May. Do you think my super-full hive could survive a second split? Then we'd only have to buy a queen, if I didn't get young enough eggs during the split. Thanks!