Re: How to make a new queen from a strong hive?
You are doing your splits the wrong way. You should take the queen with bees and two or three frames of sealed brood to the nuc. Also, maybe add and empty frame so the queen can continue laying and doesn't have to wait for the sealed brood to emerge. Also giver her a frame or two of honey and pollen. The old queen will just continue laying in the nuc. Leave the eggs larva and rest of the sealed brood with the main colony. The stronger colony will make a better queen and have more success than a nuc. Good Luck
Last edited by DRUR; 07-26-2009 at 04:56 PM.
Reason: additional information on the nuc
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