Split Location In a Residential Community
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  1. #1
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    Default Split Location In a Residential Community

    I am a new bee keeper. Next year when I may need to make a split how far away does the new split have to be located? I live in a residential community on about a 3/4 acre lot. I currently have two colonies a few feet apart. I have plenty of room in that area. Is it better to do some horse trading with other bee keepers? Thanks

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  3. #2
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    Default Re: Split Location In a Residential Community

    right next to your other hives would be fine.

    Joe

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    Rensselaer County, NY, USA
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    Default Re: Split Location In a Residential Community

    If you use a Snelgrove board, the split can be made on the same stack as the original hive. Once it's queenright, you just set it down on its own base and you're done. A Snelgrove board split also keeps your yard very calm with no confused bees having to work out where to go in the early hours and/or days of the split. This may be an advantage in a small yard.

    Nancy

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