2 days ago I split a hive, took the top brood box and placed it with a new top and bottom about 20 feet away, I THOUGHT they would realize they did not have a queen and therefore requeen themselves. I watched the hive I split and the bees are just flying back and forth to the old hive. What do I need to do?
Buy a queen and put her into the new hive? or something else, I don't know.
They are eating about a quart of syrup a day(the new queenless hive). If I order a new queen and introduce her to the new hive will they stop flying back to there old hive? Any help would be appreciated.