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Aylett, VA 10-frame double deep Langstroth
Alan, if you have drones, split away. Give them lots of bees but do not overdo it on the brood frames. Chilled brood does not make for more bees. Just one or two frames with eggs and brood and several drawn combs. If the hive is bursting, I would give them at least three extra shakes of bees off other brood comb. Just don't shake in the queen.