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When splitting strong hives into splits with mated laying queens, what is the recommended # of brood frames I need to take. I am splitting from 10 frame deep brood boxes so should I split half/half or can I get away with 2 frames of brood and fill the remainder of the nuc with a pollen and honey frame with 1 wax foundation. I plan to feed as much and heavily as I need to build up and hopefully goldenrod will kick in. If it helps I am in West Central AL.

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Clark, I did four frames two of brood and two with pollen and honey, That was for walk away splits back in April. I am only in my second summer of bees. I havent tried with Mated Queens. I really was replying to share with you about this Bee symposium up here in Decatur/Huntsville at Calhoun College on August 16th. It will be my third time going, once was before I ever owned a single piece of equipment! For $20 for the registration it has been a huge help. The equipment companies that come to the event don't charge you shipping either. Good luck with your splits. Hoss
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Thanks Hoss, I will see about making a ride up. Seems interesting. I've always done splits in the spring with no problems and our bee club down here had a meeting last week on summer splits and I heard the lecture on that and was just wanting to compile info from others on this. I also do 2 frames of brood in the spring when I split. Thanks for the reply.
 
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