Hi. I have three over-wintered nucleus colonies now thriving in one deep, one medium super. Nectar flow is on... finally.
I anticipated splitting these to make six hives so added honey laced foundation in another deep on top. They seem to be taking to it and drawing comb.
Am I being too ambitious to think I can split these hives the second week in June or next week?
We have a very short season - dandelions just bloomed last week - and I want six hives. I also want honey and hoped to take the queen away and let the girls stash their bounty while making a new queen at the three home hives.
Any insights appreciated.