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I would like to split one of my hives and let the hive requeen itself. This same hive already made a new queen last year when I believe that they killed the original queen. I live in Minnesota and I was told that local queens seem to do better surviving the winter than queens from other states. I am wondering what my chances are that this will work? Did I just get lucky last time that they were able to requeen themselves? I have 3 hives, so if I lose 1 it’s not the end of the world. This is just a hobby for me.
 

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I am wondering what my chances are that this will work? As good as anybody else's. Pretty good.

If you can find and remove the old queen to a nuc while they do their thing about 100%. Look at flyback splits as the easy way. Just leave one frame with nurse bees ( maybe shake in an extra frame) in the old location.

If your hives made the winter I would not worry about another state now. If you have a queen you like best use that queens frame for the brood frame.
 
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