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  1. #1
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    Mar 2012
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    Charlotte, NC
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    Default Splits & temperature

    Is it okay to make splits and checkerboard at 55 degrees F, or rather, when the bees are clustered? Or is this a really bad idea? Should the temp for splits always be when they are de-clustered (and is that 60 degrees F)?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2012
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    Rowan County NC
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    Default Re: Splits & temperature

    I don't have a problem with it. I did it Friday, although it was a shade warmer than 55. I realy think it depends on the amount of bees that you have.
    If you have a couple HB's full of bees, then I would say it is OK to split.
    "You have to put down the ducky if you wanna play the Saxophone!" Mr .Hoot

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    greer south carolina USA
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    Default Re: Splits & temperature

    l did splits in the mid 40s. l brought another box so the brood did not get chilled. the first emerge on the 22

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