So its ok to leave splits in the same yard? I am kind of limited on were i can put my splits and was curious about that.I feed all my splits because they stay in the same yard. All the foragers fly back to their original hive leaving nothing but nurse bees in the split. Also, a split usually has several undrawn frames. I want the newly emerged brood to draw the frames out for me. Feed helps.
This sounds great I could have a mated queen next Wednesday. should I do the flyback split and then introduce a mated queen in there next week?Yes, make it a fly back split. So, put the split with the old queen in a 10 frame box with two frames of drawn comb and capped brood. Fill the rest of the box with foundation and place it where the hive is currently. Move the existing hive, now queenless, to the new location. All the foragers will return to the split and the old colony will make a new queen. Actually, they will make a bunch. Once the cells are capped, you can move a frame with a cell or two and some more bees into yet another split into a nuc. This will help to reduce the possibility of what the bees will think is an after swarm.
Not sure if your flow has started up there yet. If not, feed both colonies.