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  1. #1
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    Jun 2003
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    Springfield New Jersey
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    I ordered a queen for a split that was to be made in late April from a strong colony I have. For some reason the apiary screwed up and sent it today. They told me that she would be ship the last week in April and here she is! Anyway my plan was now to make an early split with three or more frames (depending on how strong the parent hive is) in a five frame nuc placed right next to the parent hive. should I put new brood in with the split (I was told not to)? Does anyone have a method or opinion on this? I would usually put in five frames of maybe - three brood (all stages) and two honey and pollen close em up and move them away (2 miles) for a week or so when introducing the queen to keep the field bees in the nuc.

  2. #2
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    Jan 2005
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    Langley, B.C. Canada
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    xen;
    Sounds like you know what you are doing,I would slow release the queen.

    http://members.aol.com/queenb95/QnIntroInstr.html


    http://www.honeybeeworld.com/spring/splits.htm

    Terry

  3. #3
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    Sep 2004
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    collinsville,ms,usa
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    hi all, Looked in my hivesa last saterday and had swarm cells in two of my strongest hives .i got 3 splits out of them.used swarm cells for queens .hope this works .this is my first time.if queens die theres enough young brood to build a queens . hope, hope hope.
    http//www.DeansHoney.notlong.com[/url]

  4. #4
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    Jan 2005
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    Langley, B.C. Canada
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    rocky ridge bees;

    feed syrup and pollen patties

    >> Queens made by the bees in a split are usually good queens . Also feed other colonies with desirable traits to encourage their brood rearing so drones will be available. Drones should be hatching from drone cells when the splits are being made to breed queens. You want the drones to be a couple of weeks old when the queens hatch.

    Terry

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