Read up on making walk away splits. They are by far the easiest for a new beekeeper and all you need are a few nuc boxes.
I have one REALLY strong one. 2 brood chambers and one honey super. Queen excluder dividing the brood chambers and honey super. I tried making a split without a doing anything with a queen but I there some brood that ended up dead as they hatched. I think it’s because they didn’t have any nurse bees. I’m not sure. I feel terrible about that attempt.How many hives do you have? If you don't have enough to even do splits with, you may want to consider ordering some queens for splits. Buying queens is going to be cheaper than the equipment needed to make queens and you'll likely get better queens as emergency cells are often considered "inferior" compared to purpose made queen cells.