i'm sorry if this has been covered already- i tried looking through prior posts. Living in SW Arizona i had up to 8 hives at one time over the last 2-3yrs and never had a problem with CCD.... or anything else, for that matter. i was recently contacted by a local young lady who is need of assistance.... She had as many as 35 hives in her apiary and lost 66% of them (perhaps within the last year). My idea was to split her remaining 12 hives using the old hive boxes (brood and super) that fell to CCD.... Good Idea? Bad idea?