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    Re: Splitting a first year hive

    If you don't split, you might add a deep instead of a medium so you can move a few frames into the new box and open up the brood area.
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    Re: Splitting a first year hive

    If you want to expand, I'd split. I would think you have nectar pretty late into the fall there? Are you in a summer dearth now?

    Someone in your area could give you better local advice. I just...
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    Re: Splitting a first year hive

    They may already be about to swarm. I'd check for queen cells first thing. If you have swarm cells, you might make three or four nucs, unless you don't want to expand.

    Are Africanized bees in...
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