Need some help with my hives to see where I screwing up. This is my second year as a beekeeper. I was able to overwinter two hives in double deeps. We had a mild winter and early spring which really made the boom fast. Earlier in the year I deceided to consentrate on making splits and have more hives for next year instead of making honey this year.
Hive #1 was my strongest hive, hive #2 I wouldn't call weak but it was weaker than hive #1. Ok so both hives nearly busting at the seams with bees. I split them and made two nucs. The nuc from hive #2 has already grown filling out a 10 frame deep and doing well for now. Nuc from Hive #1 was very strong then nothing. I opened them up and they had been taken over by SHB and wax moth larva. I assume they absconded.
Original hive #1 & #2 were strong and growing fast then the same thing, wax moths and SHB wiped them out.
Including my first cut-out this year I was up to 5 hives. Now I'm down to two, the cut-out hive and the split I made from hive #2.
When I did the splits I left the queen in the original hive but made sure the nucs had everything they needed to make there own queen, which they did. I was able to find the queen in one nuc and lots of eggs and brood in the other. I have tried to give the bees no more area then they could protect. I have also put out Beetle Jails, the FatBeeMan boric acid traps, and wax moth bottle traps.
Where have I gone wrong? If I can get back on track is it going to be too late in the year to make more splits/nucs?