Can I split a hive without finding the queen? Vertical Flow Hive Split With Pete

Pete shows how to make a vertical split - which is a type of split that doesn’t require you to find the queen.

Here’s some highlights from the timeline:

00:00 - Honey harvest
03:24 - Vertical split intro
06:58 - Brood inspection + drones
13:02 - Choosing split frames
15:11 - Double queen hive
21:29 - Adding empty brood frames
23:32 - Adding excluder and split box
25:53 - Moving a hive
27:06 - Checking on new split
31:58 - How often to harvest

View the full transcript here.

Have you ever done a vertical split? Or are you inspired to now after watching Pete’s demonstration? Let us know how yours goes!