I had a 2 deep hive with about 10-12 frames of brood. I took about 4-5 frames of brood with the queen, filled the rest of the box with empty frames, and moved this split to a spot about 7 feet away, facing 90 degrees away from their original direction.
The rest of the frames from the original hive, I left on the spot. I left more frames of brood in this one, maybe 8. So the box now standing on the original spot now has a lot of brood and a lot of field bees coming back in, but is queenless. I see a lot of activity in this hive.
The hive that has the original queen, 7 ft away, shows almost no activity. I don't think all the field bees left and went to the original hive location because I didn't see much activity at all.
Should I worry that all the bees from this split went back to the old location, despite there being a queen in their box, and none in the old box?
And how should I best go about evening out the workforce since I think the vast majority of field bees are in the old hive spot now.
Thank you all for taking the time.