In my area, there is a significant early Spring nectar flow from the following trees: Black Locust (about 15 April) and Persimmon (about 15 May). I would like to capture this nectar flow by increasing the bee population through feeding 1:1 sugar water in February and March; and then, do a cut-down split about 1 April.
Does anyone have any experience on post supplemental feeding after a cut-down split has been made?
Should the queenless split having the foraging bees and capped brood continue to be fed 1:1 sugar water for few days after the split is made? If so, how may days?
How long should the split containing the original queen, nurse bees and open brood continue to be fed 1:1 sugar water?