Re: Preserving Genetics
Agreed with Eikel. Take 2-3 frames of bees, open brood and honey from the original brood box, making sure the queen in not on one of these frames. Put them in a nuc box and allow them to make a new queen. You'll still have 1/2 of her genetics in the new queen. Some people just take the new box and set it elsewhere in the yard(walk away split). I have always taken the new box 2-3 miles away for a week and then moved it back.
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