Re: Splits, Need to do 35
Both Vance and JD have suggested commonly done and very workable solutions. We do many such doubles each spring and my suggestion is a bit of a variation. Go through your hive with the intention of dividing the brood up into 2 properly sized units, you may well be pleasantly surprised how often you find your queen without too much effort. With those that you miss just slip an excluder between the two and separate them 4 to 5 days later when you can see where your queen has been laying. Sure you can just put excluders in to start with but to get the right amount of brood and honey in each unit you still need to go through your frames to get the proper amount of brood and honey in each unit.
"Ve are too soon olt und too late schmart."- A nameless German philosopher