Today we’re off to pick up our little ones after their 10 day field trip in sunny Esquimalt. We hope to find a productive queen with her team of ambitious girls. As soon as we arrive, it’s clear that our effort and patience to temporarily relocate a newly created nuc have paid off. The nuc is loaded with energy and the queen is focused at work.
Twenty minutes later we are back home with a new hive of bees that won’t fly back to their original home.
And that’s how easy it is to split a hive! All you need is a car, a friend and some time.