Me and a freind of mine are starting our plans for our splits in a few weeks and we have decided on the following course of action.
We will make Nucs. From the parent hive, we will take two frames of bees and brood, two frames of stores, and one frame of Hive Beetles to put in each Nuc. We hope to even things up. LOL
Man the SHB's have been tough this year!!!