Walk-away split question
I want to split my hive to help prevent swarming next spring.
If I make a walkaway split with a frame or two of eggs and brood (with nurse bees on the frame(s) but no queen), a frame of honey, and a frame with pollen in a nuc, I have a couple of questions:
1. How many frames of nurse bees should be shaken into the nuc?
2. Will the split work if the new nuc is kept in the same location as the hive the split was made from?
I have only one hive and I have no other place to put the split.
Thanks for your advise!