Re: Split like crazy
Only by looking underneath the frames and seeing when the boxes change from honey to brood nest. I could go by weight except in the spring most of the honey is gone so a box could be light and still not have brood. I do not pull frames and look for eggs or brood. Also up here in the spring the brood is not going to be scattered all over the hive because we have cool nights. Latter on in the summer the brood could be scattered because I don't use a QE.
Zone 5a, Practicing non-intervention beekeeping