One of my new spring package hive has recently swarmed. It has made a new queen.
The other hive is boiling over. Problem is I heard a queen piping 6 days ago so I never completed my inspection for fear of disturbing the queen. Today I was watching the hive beard and heard piping again. The hive has been making honey in the super and Id like to keep it that way.
Do I attempt a cut down and M Bush describes? http://www.bushfarms.com/beessplits.htm
I have a spare 10 frame deep hive with empty drawn comb in storage. No nuc or anything smaller.
Im a 3rd year newbee.
Im worried this hive will swarm.
Ive never done a cut down much less a split of any kind.
Were either on the edge of our main flow or just getting started. (I cant find an answer to that.)
What do you all think?