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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
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    New York, USA
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    Default Splitting Question

    Hello all,
    I was wondering... since I made a 7 deep top bar observation hive, and am installing a 2 pound package of bees into it, is it possible that the colony would overcrowd quickly enough for me to split it this year? And for both colonies to be able to survive the winter? I was just wondering, but If it is possible, I may make a nuc.
    Thanks for any input in this!
    Beesilly

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Nehawka, Nebraska USA
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    >is it possible that the colony would overcrowd quickly enough for me to split it this year?

    It is likely.

    > And for both colonies to be able to survive the winter?

    That isn't as likely. I'd see how they do and combine them if they aren't that strong.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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