Re: Spring expansion questions
Originally Posted by waynesgarden
An excellent point. The direction you take depends upon what your goals are. Do you want to get a good honey harvest from one colony, or build up all 6 colonies as much as possible and focus on increasing your colony numbers?
If you are not worried about honey this year then taking frames of brood from your original colony this spring is a great way to really jump start the packages. It's not out of the question to split one good overwintered colony into 3 or 4 new start up colonies. You shouldn't expect any kind of harvest, and will probably have to feed them, but it's a great way to expand.
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