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The Details of Making Splits

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This class will go into more details of making splits and nucs, including specific splits that work well, what can go wrong and how to fix it, and which months/timing works best. We will go into detail on a specific split that reduces varroa mites on both sides of the split. In order to make certain splits, you will need to be able to spot your queen, so we will go over tips for learning how to see your queen. If you haven't made a split before, we recommend taking the morning class on The Basics of Making Splits in addition to this class. If you've made splits before, you can take this class alone.

Instructor: Jennifer Radtke has been keeping bees in her backyard for 13 years, and has developed the beekeeping education program at the Oasis. She keeps up with her bees’ growth in early spring and splits her hives every year around April 1st (& sometimes a second time at the end of May). Her bees haven’t swarmed in 10+ years, though all her current hives come from swarms she caught.

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