I have several colonies with 6 frames of brood (capped and uncapped), and another 6-7 frames with honey and pollen.
I did two splits some days ago with three frames of brood, and another 3 frames of bees (honey and pollen; 6 frames in total).
I was speaking with a commercial beekeeper on Saturday who told me I could make 2 hives out of that, leaving 2 frames of brood behind with the queen, and making two new families with 2 frames of brood each and 2 frames with honey and pollen (and a laying queen).
I've been thinking about this but I'm not sure if they'll be too weak.
What do you think?