A lot of people have asked about making queens late in the year. Of course it's different everywhere, but here in north Texas, I have made 3 queens in the last month in splits. All three are now laying. I expect we'll be able to continue to do so until the end of September. The biggest problem here is dearth, so feeding is a must. I'm betting on a decent fall flow for build up, which won't happen if we don't get rain soon.