Why do my black beans keep splitting when I soak them?

I normally purchase dried black beans from the bulk bin at my coop so I am assuming they are fresh. I've had them about 6 months. Is that too old and the reason why they are splitting when I soake them?

Amanda Paa | Heartbeet Kitchen
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creamtea February 4, 2013
Adding salt to the soaking water may help.
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