How early do you guys make your spring splits?

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by paint504, Feb 26, 2017.

  1. paint504

    paint504 Member

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    Finally made my splits! Found lots of drones/drone brood.
     
  2. Gypsi2

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    I saw an actual drone during a robout of the first swarm of the year, so yeah it's past time. I have only been in the top box of the big hive, have to feed this mornign deal with this afternoon
     

  3. Gypsi

    Gypsi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I split mine, figured out where the queen was today, will steal a frame of eggs from her for the other hive and switch their positions so the smaller half (2 medium boxes but half the bees) can collect some workers. sad truth, the Deep has the queen. I guess I can pull 2 medium frames, one from bottom box and one from top, or move the split into a deep, and just have their medium frames and a deep frame of eggs.