I am relatively new to beekeeping and am attempting to make my first split. 10 days ago I took 2 frames of brood and about 3 frames of good honey from my existing hive, put it in a new brood box(in the center) and put empty frames around this. I blocked the entrance and just left it. Today I opened it up for the first time. See picture attached. There are some dead bees on the bottom of the box, as expected, but seem to have a much larger population from 10 days before. I did not find a queen, but it looks like I have queen supercedure cells on the bottom of this frame along with drone cells. I unblocked the entrance so that they could come and go freely. Is it ok to unblock the entrance at this time? I worry that since this new hive sits right next to the old that they will all go back to the old hive. Am I doing this right?
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