It has been a busy week here in the Cleveland, Ohio area! This past week, from 11 overwintered colonies we created and sold 9 nucs, notched larvae in each colony, and then created 26 total nucs/splits one week later.
Some keys (not comprehensive) to this being effective:
- Notching one week before swarm season and not before
- Letting full-strength colonies then raise the cells for one week before creating splits (vital!)
- Culling cells created in each split down to one or two max
- Giving each split enough resources