Re: Making splits after the spring flow
Depending on the flow. If no flow and you make the split then you have to feed them syrup and patty subs.
Going through the dearth if nothing to eat they will not build up to Autumn or winter weight. Then they will stay as
a nuc or smaller. To make the queen or not it is up to you. In a strong split they can though the chance of a MIA queen can
be a risk too. Buy them a mated queen will speed up the process with proper queen introduction method used. Decision, decision!
Don't mix foreign bees into a virgin hive. She might get balled 100% of the time! When will you ever learn, huh?