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by Carlos Zavala
Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: First Year
Topic: How soon can I split a new package of bees?
Replies: 10
Views: 315

Re: RE: Re: How soon can I split a new package of bees?

You will need to clarify - how strong (how many frames of bees) is each package right now. Until then, no one can give you a good answer. Another point - do not think that splitting means doubling the population. You can produce just one additional nuc/split out of the three you have on hand (just ...
by Carlos Zavala
Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: First Year
Topic: How soon can I split a new package of bees?
Replies: 10
Views: 315

Re: How soon can I split a new package of bees?

What if I have them build a big brood nest; 3 or 4 boxes deep and split once they reach those goals and split with mates queens?
Doy you think they would grow that much in my area?

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by Carlos Zavala
Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: First Year
Topic: How soon can I split a new package of bees?
Replies: 10
Views: 315

Re: RE: Re: How soon can I split a new package of bees?

I agree with Dusty, though if you were to split, having mated queens ready to go for the queenless parts of your splits would be better than letting them make queens given it's your first year and the bees are in build up phase. If you can find local, TF mite resistant queens that would be better t...
by Carlos Zavala
Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: First Year
Topic: How soon can I split a new package of bees?
Replies: 10
Views: 315

Re: RE: Re: How soon can I split a new package of bees?

Package bees starting out with no resources have a hard road. Did u start out with any drawn comb or capped honey? I would be reluctant to split them until they are strong, like booming double deeps. They need to have plenty of resources to survive northern winters. Another question: Are you doing ...
by Carlos Zavala
Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: First Year
Topic: How soon can I split a new package of bees?
Replies: 10
Views: 315

How soon can I split a new package of bees?

I want to follow the expansion model of beekeeping. I stated with 3 packages of bees and want to make somewhere around a dozen hives to aim on having about six survive for next year. I am wondering when I should start to split the hives. I'm in northern Illinois. Near Chicago. First year as a beekee...
by Carlos Zavala
Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Beekeeper In Blue Island, IL (chicagoland area)
Replies: 6
Views: 307

Re: New Beekeeper In Blue Island, IL (chicagoland area)

I will check Parkerbees out. Thank you dustymonky.

We can definitely compare notes, moebees.
by Carlos Zavala
Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Beekeeper In Blue Island, IL (chicagoland area)
Replies: 6
Views: 307

Re: New Beekeeper In Blue Island, IL (chicagoland area)

That good to hear, thank you :D
by Carlos Zavala
Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Beekeeper In Blue Island, IL (chicagoland area)
Replies: 6
Views: 307

New Beekeeper In Blue Island, IL (chicagoland area)

I am planning to start Beekeeping as a hobby next year, I have made a long langstroth hive (Tanzanian top bar hive) and am currently looking for TF bees from the area, I haven’t had any luck and might be forced to start with a regular package of bees and try to re-queen them with a better queen. I h...

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