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Anytime I do splits, I leave 1/2 the bees in the original location and move the new split at least 3 miles away. I leave them in the new location for at least a week. After a week, I move them back. They'll reorient again but return to their new box.
 

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If you make a split and leave it in the same yard, of course the field bees will return to the old stand. You need to include many young bees.

Make the split using 1 frame of honey,2 frames of sealed brood, 1 frame of unsealed brood, and a pollen frame.

Shake all the bees back into parent hive.
Place excluder on parent hive
Place body with nuc on excluder
Cover overnight. Next day remove nuc to new stand.

The open brood will attract many young bees to care for it. These won't fly back to the parent hive.
 

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>If I split my hive, what prevents the bees from the mother hive from returning?

Nothing if it's in the same yard. I just shake some extra bees in and figure half will return, or do an even split where there is no hive on the old stand and they have to choose. The main thing is that you account for it. Several systems are listed above.
 
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