How do I split my bee hive in spring?

by Flow Hive 1 min read

Learn how to split your bee hive in spring

Watch as Pete takes beginner beekeeper Bija through her first hive split at the start of spring.

Each topic covered is bookmarked:

  • Brood Box Preparation
  • What makes a good frame for a split?
  • Why you don't want many drones in your split
  • Capped brood and why it's good for a split
  • How many frames do I split?
  • Drone filled brood frame example
  • Backfilling and swarms
  • If you miss the queen, leave a frame with eggs in parent hive
  • Space management in beekeeping
  • When would you inspect the hive again after the split?
  • Spotting the queen in a hive split
  • How to configure your blank frames in the new split
  • Cross comb, foundation vs comb guides
  • Queen cup example and an explanation
  • How to avoid bees returning to their parent hive
  • Adding new brood frames to the parent hive 

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