Good morning just wanted to share my excitement with everyone. The hive I started from pkg this year is doing so well I made my first split on July 9th. I had the help of a veteran bee keeper, we took 3 frames 2 with brood and 1 with stores put them in place in the new hive with a queen still in her cage. He raised this queen she is not mated as of yet. He suggested leave her in the cage for a few days let them get used to her before release. Its a gamble at this point being the new hive is near the parent hive. I originally put it in place for its own pkg but that didn't work out and on last inspection the 1 hive i have going is doing so well he suggested we give it a try. I am hopeful they will like there new home and soon will finally have two hives going. Oh also on same day replaced all three frames i took out of parent hive with foundation-less frames. I can't wait to take a look and see what the girls do.