I have a question regarding splitting. I over wintered 9 hives in 10 frame deeps , two high. On April 18 I split four hives simply by splitting stores and brood equally and added a new queen to the queenless box. They have already refilled the a new second deep and are starting to fill supers. The other hives were a little weaker and have now built up. I don't have ready access to bred queens and it would seem we are at the start of our best flow,(way early)
If I just split the hives equally and move the queenless ones to a different yard, will they make honey while they wait for a new queen of their own making. Am I better off to start some queen cells myself and delay the process till I have cells?