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Hi everyone,

This will be my second year beekeeping. I have two hive that I started from packages last year and they did well in there first year. Today I did my first inspection of the season and all looks well. They still have a few frames of capped honey and I found the queen and eggs in one hive and only eggs in the second hive. So there must be a queen there as well. Now my question, I want to split these two hives. I have two queens on order for April 15th. I want to stimulate brood production in these hive for when I split in April. I know feeding them will do this but should I start now? The temps are starting to go up to the mid 50's but the nights are around 30. During the day they are busy bringing stuff in, Not sure what pollen is available this time of the year but they are finding something. So, should I start feeding eventhou they have frames of capped honey?
 

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Just thought of something! there are not alot of bees, about the same amount as a 3lb package of bees. If the queen were to fill all the empty cells with eggs there would not be enough bees to care for them or keep them warm during the cold nights. Does this sound right?
 
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