‘Splits’ is a term we use as both a noun and verb. Splitting is a way to increase the number of colonies we keep.
We ‘split’ a large swarm-minded colony to create a parent and child (verb). The child hive can be called a ‘split’ (noun).
Our Field Day will be held:
Saturday, April 29
9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
ISU Horticulture Research Farm
Spots are limited and available with a $20 deposit. The deposit will be returned up to a week after your participation. Watch this webpage for registration to open.
Randall Cass is the Bee Specialist at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Before he came to Iowa, he conducted rural development in South America and is fluent in Spanish.