Hi All, I need some expert advice. I split a strong hive 4 days ago. First I will tell you how I did this. I had 2 hive bodies on this hive and they are both full of bees and the hive is quite heavy.

We seperated the 2 hive bodies and placed 2 Queen Excluders and an Irmie Shim between them and turned the top hive 180 degrees. This hive has been quite aggressive in the past.

My question is should I have done this differently? Also how long should I wait until I turn the top hive back around and place it on its own bottom board? I plan to use a screened bottom board on both hives. How long should I wait to open the hives to check their progress? Dale