I'm really interested in trying a new queen breed and I have the opportunity to order one now. I really don't want to kill any of my current queens. Why couldn't I do a split? Obviously there are issues of stores and numbers of bees, but I don't know what kind of time frame is critical. I would like to overwinter new queen in a nuc. I think I have enough stores for that. Will have to go into hives next weekend to be sure. Can anyone tell me the specific perils of doing this at this time of year and what my best case scenario for the split? We should have 2 months of decent temps before cold weather starts moving in. Thanks.