I started beekeeping last year and I really enjoy working with the bees. They have done really well. I want to increase the number of hives I have. I currently have two that are doing well. I'm not too concerned about getting a lot of honey this fall so I would like to make some splits. I've read about splits but what I'm curious about is how many 5 frame nuc's could I make from one strong hive? I will stimulate by feeding to get them going even stronger. Here is what I'm thinking of doing. Take three sets frames of brood from my 10 frame hive and make three nuc's and add two empty frames each to make it a 5 frame nuc(2 empty plus 3 brood). I would do this just before swarm season. I would need two other queens or let them raise their own. After making the 3 nuc's I would continue to feed. Will this work?