I have one Flow hive that got going last spring and has done well since. I am now thinking of getting through winter and into spring and swarm season.
One thing that I have in mind is to get another Flow hive and set it up ready to do a split at the right time. The frame my hive is sitting on has room for two hives and so that’s where I thought to put the second one. There would be ten inches or so between them. However, I’ve also read that a split should be taken a few kms away so the bees don’t just go back to the host hive.
What is the advice of those who have done this before?
PS. Another thought is to buy a langstroth base and box or nuc box for the split and sell it on and remain with my single Flow hive. That means that next year I only have one hive to do swarm control with.