Hi everyone! I hope this isn’t a double up question but I can’t find quite the help I am after, though I am sure it’s somewhere in the forums.
So, I have one flow hive which I got last spring. The colony is doing awesome and I am preparing for a swarm, which seems to be what they do yearly. I am due to receive my second flow hive in a couple weeks. So, my question is, what is the best was to go about dealing with the potential swarm? I am a newbie, so forgive my poor bee language or my lack of knowledge.
Should I split my current hive and leave the queen where she is, and buy a new queen to add to my new flow hive? Should I pop the queen along with several existing frames into the new flow hive and if so when? As I don’t want to leave my existing hive queenless.
Also, I would rather not have to take my existing hive to another location, If possible.
Any help would be GREATLY appreciated! I don’t want to wreck this or loose my little bees! Thanks everyone.