Is March 15th too early?

Discussion in 'Beekeeping 101' started by Bens-Bees, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. Bens-Bees

    Bens-Bees New Member

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    What do you think, is March 15th too early to do the first split? There are already a lot of bees in this hive and it has a history of early swarms (it came from a March 30th swarm capture last year). Currently the weather, although a little wet, is supposed to be warm as far out as the forecast goes, of course this will be contingent upon a good no-freeze forcast on the day I split as well... but do you think it's still just too early?
     
  2. tecumseh

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    you should plan the earliest production of queens or splitting when you have mature drones (about 2 weeks old) available.
     

  3. Bens-Bees

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    Well the weather is not cooperating anyway, so it'll have to wait at least one more week.
     
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    that is often times the case here SgtMaj. the weather can be especially troublesome when dealing with cells vs mated queens.
     
  5. Bens-Bees

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    Next week looks good on the forecast for now though.