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Splits

Splits, or "increase" as it is referred to in some parts of the US, are usually performed by beekeepers in the spring.  Splits allow us to recover from winter losses and grow our apiaries with new hives.  Beekeepers have referred to splits as "nucs" or nucleus hives as they are normally comprised of: As a management practice, splits are used to reduce the likelihood of colonies issuing a swarm.  Beekeepers reduce the colony population by removing frames of capped brood when creating splits, thereby reducing originating colony congestion. James Ranne of the Concho Valley Beekeepers Association offers his method of performing splits for ...