Re: Never thought of this before
I did not have enough equipment to do it this year. But of the three hives I had that swarmed I did notice I could split every frame that had queen cells on it into another hive. IF and when I get ready to have a lot of hives I see this as one way to get their. in the case of my largest hive I could have split it into at least 6 new ones. of course I am sacrificing all the honey production that way. I really wish I had been ready with more equipment. but it woudl have required about 20 new hives that I simply do not have and a place to put them which I also do not have.
Everything gets darker, as it goes to where there is less light. Darrel Tank (5PM drawing instructor)