I am completely new to this hobby. I have done some reading but have loads of learning left.
I am going to be purchasing some gear this week-end (new) and have started looking around for nucs. So far i haven't had the best luck with that idea, however there is a local guy who is selling a few hives in what he calls full size for 300 dollars. I was wondering if it would be possible for me to acquire one of these colonies and split it into 2 hives with no real experience. I do have an acquaintance who keeps bees that i could probably get to help me out if necessary.