Re: Sacrifice one hive to make a few splits this season?
I think it's Michael Palmer who breaks up his weak hives into nucs. I read that information on here. It makes perfectly good common sense to me, and that's what I do. Unless overcrowding in the hive is becoming a problem, why would you want to take resources from hives that should make a good crop of honey and keep a weak hive intact that probably won't? I split my weak ones into nucs and put good queen cells in them.
The more I learn about bees, the less I know.