I have read several threads on here and also Michael Bush's website but I am still confused about how to do a split. Here is my situation:
1. I have a new to me hive with 2 deep 10 frame brood boxes bursting at the seam with bees.
2.I have only checked the top box and its full of eggs, brood,pollen, and honey
3. I have been told I will need to split and dont want the bees to swarm.
4. I would like to split into 1 other hive and also get a honey crop this year from the original hive.
5. What should i do if I am not buying another queen?