I have a Poor preforming queen in a top bar nuc, She has been laying a little bit more since the start of the nectar flow, but still not bringing the population to where I want to see it.
I dont have the heart to kill her, but I was thinking of spliting this weak hive and introducing my own locally purchased mated queen. Moving 2 bars of brood and 1 bar of honey.
My questions are
1. Can a weak hive like this survive a split?
2. Can I direct release a new queen in a hive two or three days after splitting and have acceptance?