Re: Beekeeping using Square Dadant hives, treatment free since 2005
A quick check showed cells in the process of being sealed. I am going to split the "hot" hive tomorrow and move cells into it Tuesday. I will also remove the breeder queen that supplied the eggs from which these queens were raised and put a cell in her colony. The breeder queen and a frame of brood will be used to requeen a hive out on my land. I want her to be available next spring so I can raise a few more queens for early splits. The end result should be 6 splits here at the house that each have a queen cell and the source queen in a hive out at my land.
NW Alabama, 50 years, 20 colonies and growing, sideliner, treatment free since 2005, 14 frame square Dadant broodnest