New beek since April of 2014 and thinking ahead I need some food for thought. I currently have one hive with 2 deeps and and a super. I would like to split in Feb-April when the flow starts here in N. California USA. Our main flow is the almonds that bloom the middle of Feb through March. At that time the temps get as low as 29 F degrees sometimes and high is about 65 F degrees. Mid summer can get up to 105 F degrees. In our area the rest of the year there is always something blooming but the almonds is the major bloom. Is it too cold to split and if so, when would I be able to. Also, is it better to move the queen and have the orginal hive make their own? Im more of a hobbyist and want to keep it down to 2 hives and maybe a nuc. Thanks for any imput that you may have.