I hope the bees can fix my mistakes, I did my first split.
I used my mean hive for the split incase I screwup. I took 4 frames of brood and added a 10 frame super box of capped honey on top then I called it a split. I didnt find the queen so I guess she is in the original hive. I came back today to look for emergency queen cells, but I didnt find any. I found no activity in front of the so I opened it up and found bees.
So I opened up the original hive and started shacking bees off into the split. I shook around 5 frames of bees into the box to help get the bee count up. Did I make a poor choice? What should I have done? I think the brood I added might be too old for an emergency queen. If I dont find a queen in 2 days then Ill add another frame of brood.
I really expected to find a queen cell today after the split. Does my plan sound good? Any feedback is great.
I have a trailer park for bees. I think some fancy people call it an apiary.