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I have four packages to install soon. They are 3 lb. packages. This equals a total of 12 lb. of bees. I usually buy 2 lb. packages. Since I have 12 lbs. of bees can I make up 6 two lb. colonies if I purchase 2 queens?
 

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I agree with JStinson, a three pound package with a laying queen should be ready to split in early summer, whereas a two pound package may just limp along for most of the summer, I learned this lesson the hard way (several times) get the numbers up as fast as possible.
 
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