Re: Dividing a 3# package between two nucs
It can be done, and it would work.
However by splitting to two 1 1/2 lb nucs you are reducing bee numbers to below critical mass for quickly raising maximum brood. The end result in a few months time will be better if you make the package into just one hive, let them raise and hatch at least one cycle of brood, and then get the extra queen and split it.
If you do follow that route, when you make the split, be sure to move the split with the original queen to a new stand, and leave the other one with the new caged queen, on the old stand.
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