Hello everyone, This is gonna be my first spring with my bees and they are expanding very rapidly. I live in Sacramento California and it was a very mild winter, we are already experiencing steady temperatures in the low to mid 70’s throughout the day. So my question is when is it best to split the hive and what is the best manner in which to do so? Currently they are in a double deep 10 frame hive, they have drawn out 15/20 of the frames and have brood on probably 7 frames, honey and bee bread on the rest of the drawn frames. The population has seen to be steadily rising over the last two inspections, and I even noticed on a brood frame that there were 3-4 queen cups on the bottom of a frame. I really don’t want to see them swarm so some advice would really be appreciated! Pictures included for attention!
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