On Splits, Part two: THE CUT DOWN! (61)

Beekeeping at Five Apple Farm Podcast show

Summary: <p>The ultimate split imo for big overwintered hives: The Cut Down! Requires intermediate skills. To print the diagram go to: <a href="https://www.patreon.com/posts/35851139">https://www.patreon.com/posts/35851139</a> (free to everyone though I'd welcome you to join as a Friend of Five Apple if you are able!) </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>--</p> <p>Please become a "Friend of Five Apple" on Patreon today and join the folks who make the podcasts possible with a pledge of $4 or more. In addition to huge gratitude, you get:</p> <p>•  Access to exclusive weekly blog posts including "Tip of the Week" </p> <p>•  Special Q&amp;A posts to ask questions about YOUR bees</p> <p>•  BONUS podcast or early access episode every month! </p> <p>•  Input on podcast topics</p> <p>•  Shout-outs on the show because I appreciate you! </p> <p> Sign up today: <a href="https://www.patreon.com/fiveapple">https://www.patreon.com/fiveapple</a></p> <p>--</p> <p>About Beekeeping at Five Apple Farm: Leigh keeps bees at 3000' in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina with around a dozen-plus stands. Hives are managed for bee health with active selection for vigor, genetic diversity and disease resistance. The apiary is self-sustaining (not needing to buy/catch replacement bees since 2010) and produces honey and nucs most every year. </p>