The Viking Splits The Hives

My husband really loves beekeeping and one of his goals this Spring has been to keep a close eye on them so that he splits our hives before they swarm and has a new hive started.  We started last year with 2 Nucs and now we have 3 hives going out back and soon it will be 4!

Here is a video of him splitting the hives.  Remember we are sharing our experience and being transparent so I am not editing out anything so there may be some mistakes I am not sure I don’t remember but guess what the bees don’t know.    I think at one point in the video my husband was confused about what he had done but he figured it out.  The remarkable thing about bees is that they seem to know their bee business even better than we do!

***Follow Up *** – All three hives now have thriving queens this video was shot a couple of weeks ago we could not have asked for better news and we are quite pleased!

Have a great Friday!


About Lil' Suburban Homestead

We love to garden, raise chickens, cook, read and all in all run my lil' suburban homestead. We have a passion for living sustainably with the earth which can be challenging at times. We recycle, hang our clothes out on the line and raise some of our own food!
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8 Responses to The Viking Splits The Hives

  1. SimpleP says:

    This is so cool. I didn’t realize they multiply over time. I can see where this could become somewhat of an obsession. Congrats on the success of your hives!

    • Yes Simple P thats what they are all about! That was lesson one in Bee Keeping……it shocked me actually that the whole point in bee keeping is staying ahead of the bees before they swarm….however it is also the reason that makes bee keeping lucrative eventually everyone wants honey and you keep getting more bees!

  2. I am learning a lot from your bee posts – someday we are going to try our hand at it….thanks for all of the great info!

    • So glad Jim & Mary that you are enjoying these posts like I said we don’t edit anything out sometimes we don’t share footage where I am talking too much because that kind of defeats the point doesn’t it???? See you around in blog world! 🙂

  3. kslois says:

    So glad you are sharing these moments. Amazing what you are doing. 🙂

  4. Bill Bell says:

    Here’s a swarm I collected this week

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