2013 splitting challenge.
Just for fun I thought I would see if anybody is interested in having a friendly competition this summer. This is more of a competition with yourself than with anybody else, but I want to read about your results in this thread.
1.You must start with a single package of bees or a single Nuc.
2.You have 4 months from the day you install that package or Nuc to turn it into as many hives as you can in that 4 month time period.
3.You may not make contributions of brood or bees from any other hives except the original started hive.
4. You may use empty drawn comb if you have it available.
5. You may feed as you see fit.
6. You may use queens from an outside source to head up splits from the original hive.
Let the Preparations begin.