zone 3 240 colonies
I made about 200 successful splits this summer and raised all the queens for them...okay enough bragging. The issue I did not expect is the first round of 40 splits made in early June are slamming and I needed to remove some capped brood with adhering bees (they were already starting to swarm). I thought I would give the brood to other colonies in need but the were all too strong to give them brood. So in my panic I had 15 queens overnighted to my to use up the 30 frames. So my question is, is this my only option? Is there anything else I could or should do with this surplus this late in the year? I am in zone 3.