I was wondering, in order to have a hive progress the fastest, is it better to split an existing hive or buy new bees and a queen? We started with one hive and from splits, have gone to three. They do alright but is getting a whole new hive a faster way to establish a new hive since the queen is already there? Spliting is obviously more to our liking because it's a whole lot cheaper and there will be brood included, but now needs to be the time. We have already had one hive swarm and I was unable to capture it because it passed right over our entire 21 acres without stopping. So, which do you think is faster in establishing a new hive? If we don't split, they are going to swarm anyway.