Well today we tried our first split with a queen that we bought. We open our hive from a year ago and it was going strong. So we decided on trying a split. After a long look we finally found our queen in the bottom brood box. So we made sure that we kept an eye on her and took 9 drawn frames with some honey and a little brood from the strong hive into a new deep and placed the new queen while in her cage in the new deep move the new box 10 or so feet away and feed them.
Couple of questions:
Is this far enough away?
I thought about closing the entrance off for a couple of days so they get use to her, is that a good idea?
Any ideas and comments appreciated.