A Triple Split

A few days ago I took a video of one of my wild hives that I split three ways. This last August I added a third brood chamber for the hive to pack away Fall honey to feed themselves over the winter. This spring there were maybe 75,000 bees filling all three big brood boxes. Instead of doing the norm, which is splitting the hive in half (because there are normally only two brood boxes) there were so many bees I split it three ways. On May 1st I checked to make sure all was well in each hive. I took 2-3 frames of capped brood larvae and eggs and pulled them from the queen hive and added them to the other two hives. My hope is in thirty days a new queen will have been made, gone on two mating flights and started laying eggs. I will keep you posted!!??

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