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Is it too late to Split in the season SE Queensland

Hey Everyone!!
I have recently moved 10 of my hives from Sydney to the Sunshine Coast in SE Queensland ( yes a long drive ) and was just wondering if it is too late in the season to perform a few walkaway splits?
Any feedback or information on the area would also be awesome!!!
Regards Cooper & Claudia

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I have split three hives here on the northside of brisbane over the last month and all successful.

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Hi Cooper, I’m also on the Sunny Coast. I’m currently splitting hives to prevent swarming. I found one colony yesterday that I didn’t get to in time, it had recently swarmed. A colony that I did get to in time was preparing to swarm.

I’m not a fan of walk away splits on account of hive beetles. Hive beetles are pretty bad around here, especially now with all this humidity we’re experiencing.

Welcome to the Coast & the forum, cheers

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Welcome to the forum Cooper, and to the Sunshine Coast too.
No reason at all not to do splits considering that there is a good amount of nectar about and a lot more to come with this much needed rain. Pollen never seems to be an issue up here.
I’m ex-Richmond NSW and now at Coolum Beach. You have arrived at the right time — after the drought :smiley:
Cheers

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