I have a strong colony that I would like to split but I have read so many ways to go about splitting a colony that my head hurts!
I want to "split by the box" and let the new colony make it's own queen.
Please advice as to the best time of year and even the time of day to do this.
What should I look for inside the hive before splitting?
Do weather conditions come into play?
I prefer not to artifically feed my colonys but do I make an exception when I split or does this just promote robbing?