I have a very happy and healthy hive on the Gold Coast. I am newish to bees having had the hive for a couple of years.
My hive consists of 1 brood box, 1 traditional super and 1 hybrid super.
I recently bought a hybrid flowhive and wanted to get another full flowhive so need to split my hive.
My questions are;
After purchasing my new flow hive Can I simply take say 3 brood frames and 5 honey frames from my existing hive and put straight into the new flow hive?
I don’t want to purchase another queen and my brood box has a number of queen cells.
I don’t mind if my hive swarms and leaves as I figure good for the world however if I could get another hive out of it then that would be nice.
Secondly how far do I put the new split hive to ensure all the bees don’t just bugger off back to the original hive?