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I plan to do spring splits this next year and need to know when to do them.
I know they have to build up. Do i wait til after the first flow to split or do i split before it and hope they build up enough to do the flow.
 

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I plan to do spring splits this next year and need to know when to do them.
I know they have to build up. Do i wait til after the first flow to split or do i split before it and hope they build up enough to do the flow.
I split on the flow but wait until drone cells are hatching. You'll want the boys out flying in numbers when the new queen does her mating flights.

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The day i saw drones flying, i split my hive, then 3 days later made 4 more splits from the one split. That just happened to be about march 15th-19th. ALl hives mated queens and all is well...
 
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