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Is is too late in the year to do a walkaway split in west Auckland?

 

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i can't give a good answer because i havn't been in the hives for a while.

however i suspect its to late.

i'm not sure what drones are doing at the moment but weather has cooled right off and that usually triggers them into winter mode.

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27 minutes ago, Sputnik said:

Is is too late in the year to do a walkaway split in west Auckland?

 

 

You may be better to take a strong hive through Winter and with it a better chance of staying healthy / surviving and if you want to split do it in early Spring when all is in your favour.  Many of the commercial cell producers have wound right down now, many commercial operators have stopped putting out cells.  The other thing is a walk a way is also going to be subject to robbing...

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the problem with walk away splits is you have the time for them to make a queen, then mating time etc before she starts to lay (assuming she actually gets mated).

all that time the hive is declining and there won't be much time to rebuild before winter fully sets in.

 

as crabee mentions its far better to take a strong hive through winter.

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Okay thanks. Will find another project and leave the girls alone.

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