Hive Split

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by PCM_old, May 4, 2009.

  1. PCM_old

    PCM_old New Member

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    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.
    Or
    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;
    GOLDEN YEARS

    Thanks
    PCM
     
  2. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    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.