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I wanted toi split my hive. I'm in a zone 7 and thought I may be able to split it in September and introduce a new queen.
I plan to take a few drawn frames from my existing hive and start it in a deep super with the entrance screened for a few days, pollen cakes and sugar syrup.
Is this a good idea or should I wait until spring?
 

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From what I've read, I wouldn't recommend it where you live. Maybe if you have a hive in 3 deep boxes full of bees, & 10 extra drawn combs.
 

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Hi
If, it Turns into a Indian summer . You will be glad, you split ! Put new cell , inbetween old cell . check once a week for progress move cell as need > Feed and Hope for the best.
David
 

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why not wait until spring and spilt the hive into more than two colonies.
i was thinking about doing a split in early july but decided that i will wait until next year.
I am going to split it into two or three nuc's and still have the hive. i plan on buying queens and a couple of packages and expanding
 

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Have you over wintered hives before? One strong hive over winters much better than two weak hives. I think it is probably too late for you to split now - however, if you decide to go for it anyway - use a mated queen and be prepared to feed feed feed.
 
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