What time of the year is it usual to make splits. I have a hive I woudl like to split before fall but right now it is doing well and making honey. I am not sure how strong the hive should be to even consider splitting it. I also have the option to just make a nuc. this would not be a complete splitting of this hive due to it currently has 3 deep supers. two contain brood and one is full of capped honey. I believe that in our climate I still have 2 months or more of good weather. I am in a city so nectar flow seems to be continuous up to now. no idea what it will be for the next couple of months. We do have sagebrush that blooms in the late summer early fall. Anyway I can't decide if it would be better to try and make a split, make nucs or what??? now or wait until spring. I also have a swarm in a top bar hive that is not doing as well as I would like to see. I was thinking of doing any farting around with that and leave the hive that is looking good alone. Anyway I read all the time that people have split this and split that. but never really gotten a grasp on when and why a split is made. I was not expecting to have to deal with this sort of stuff until next year.