Ok I know this is a topic that comes up over and over and I'm sure I've read the answer to this once before somewhere but I would like to ask anyway....
How should I proceed with a split?
Basically I've got a TBH that is just going crazy right now. I hived them from a 3# package on 05/17/12 and just over 1 month later I'm really impressed with what I've seen. I've got at least 13 bars of comb drawn out and the population is just increasing every single day. I had to take the entrance reducer off this week b/c it was getting crowded. What really impressed me was that last Saturday I put two empty bars in the center of the brood nest seperated by 2 combs each. Both of those bars are already drawn out to almost the same size as the rest of the combs... very impressive to me at least.
So I'm probably going to order another queen from Rossman's in the next week or two. I'm thinking I could probably move about 4 or 5 combs from the original hive over to my new one, but I'm a little confused on which queen to put where.... Should I move original queen over to the new hive with the comb, or should I leave her at original site and put the new queen in the new hive?
Thanks for any advice