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  1. #1
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    Default Best time for Spring splits?

    Just a quick question... I noticed I have drones now. Our temps are still dipping into the twenties at night and hovering in the upper 50's in the day. I would like to split up one of my hives into nucs, mostly to prevent swarms and to go for increase. When is too early? I don't want to pull too many bees out that I kill them due to the freeze.

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    Default Re: Best time for Spring splits?

    sounds like way too early. when they start to whiten up comb due to nector coming in is a sure sign. need good strong hives and a honey flow.

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    Default Re: Best time for Spring splits?

    Where are you located from deming area? When does the desert begin to bloom down there? I did a little work in Silver City and the desert down there in bloom was amazing.

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    Default Re: Best time for Spring splits?

    I am up in the mountains near Cloudcroft. This is the first year for me to overwinter up here at 8000' feet. I have some hives at a lower elevation too, so I can catch the desert bloom. They aren't so touchy to manage. Not nearly as cold.

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