Re: making a split, but can't find the queen
If you have a queen excluder... shake the bees off of some frames of brood and place them in a box over the remaining bees (separated by the queen excluder). Nurse bees will move up to cover the brood.
Remove the top box to another bottom board so that any field bees will return to the original hive. Be patient with the introduction of your Russian queen.
Last edited by BeeCurious; 05-03-2013 at 09:13 PM.
5 hives and 8 nucs................... Trying to think inside the box...