I just split one of my hives last week. I found one of my Purvis queens in a box that the split didn't make it...I screwed up. Anyway, she was walking around the empty box all by herself, probably for almost an entire month. I caged her, then split another hive - that I found the queen immediately in. Waited a couple of hours and stuck her in the queenless box. Tomorrow I'm going to check and see if she was accepted or not...I hope. Otherwise that was a wasted $40. I thought it was pretty cool that I'd been given a second chance to make it right...at least 1 of them,
I had some extra honey and put a feeder on it. I'm sure there will be a good fall flow that will build them up pretty good before winter. Otherwise, I just plan of feeding and stealing frames from other hives.
~What do you know there's so much to be done
Count all the bees in the hive, Chase all the clouds from the sky~