Two weeks before you want to use them in your nucs. Right Michael?
Originally Posted by Natural Resources
I usually start making my splits in SC around the 15th of March. I've used a method of making splits w/ a frame that has some eggs in it, so they can raise their own queen. This year I'm going to get queen cells from a friend of mine, so I can get them earlier and hopefully have stronger colonies before it's time to go north.
I'm not sure how where I have my bees compares to where yours are, so maybe you should ask someone close to you.
Mark Berninghausen "To float, upheld, as salt water would hold you, once you dared." Denise Levertov, poet