Guess what? I did another split! Up to six colonies now. One of the hives was getting crowded, and I didn’t have a spare box. Rather than risk a swarm, I picked two frames with full of covered brood and newly laid cells, and put them in a nuc box. That induced the making of a queen. It’s been a week and you’ll see in the pic that they’re raising a queen! The red circle is the supersedure cell (queen in the making), the green circle is a hatching worker bee. In a little over a week, if all goes well, there’ll be a new queen hatching. Cross your fingers.