Springtime beekeeping maintenance

Splitting your hive is considered good beekeeping practice as it reduces the chances of your colony swarming.

If you need some guidance on how to perform a hive split or are just after an alternative point of view, watch this video as Cedar explains his approach to doing an even split (and why).

 

Cedar’s tips on:
  • Getting two hives from one beehive
  • The best time to split a hive
  • Not upsetting your bees’ GPS locator
  • Getting your colony to raise a new queen
  • Respecting the order that your bees like to arrange their eggs

HAVE YOU GOT THE GEAR YOU NEED TO SPLIT YOUR HIVE?

 
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