One of the many questions we receive is “How to Split a Hive?” As the name implies, a split literally splits one colony into two. By taking a strong, vibrant colony you create two.
Aside from the obvious benefits for expanding your beekeeping world, if your existing hive is overcrowded the bees will swarm. Splitting a hive can prevent swarming.
This video walks you step by step of how to split a hive.