Re: was my walkaway split done incorrectly?
I leave mine in the same yard. The foragers will all return to the donor hive, leaving only nurse bees. They will not leave the hive to use the open feeder. You can put a mason jar feeder through an inner cover, 2-7/8" hole, and put another medium body around it. There will be no activity for several days and then a very little for the next week or so. You may need a robber screen as there will be no guards at the gate so to speak. Otherwise, you did fine. Check back in a week to see if they made cells and then wait. Be sure to mark your calendar so you know when the queens should emerge, harden off, go on their mating flight, and return to lay eggs. I sometimes forget and jump the timeline, disappointed, only to find eggs the next week.
Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.