Re: want to make splits
This is my fourth year (2012) and my neighbors have said that you can save money by not purchasing a queen and allowing the bees to make their own queen. I plan to start 10 new hives this year. I plan to start 5 on one farm with 3 strong frames and a purchased queen (Kelley Bees in KY) and 5 on another farm with no queen (just three strong frames). What is the probibility the 5 making their own queen are successful?
Grandchildren are the best.... Bees a close second....