On 4-1 I went deep into my hives and reversed them.Yesterday I split the really strong hive and put a hybrid Russian queen in the split, leaving the old strong queen in the original. The other hive had less bees and there wasn't hardly any brood and no eggs, with some swarm cells present. Very puzzling? I removed the swarm cells, pinched the old queen and put a Russian hybrid Queen in this hive. Both hives had an abundance of uncapped nectar. The hive that I split had an abundance of pollen also. I am going to offer 2-1 sugar water to both on top but I don't think they will take much from the amount of nectar in the hives. Sometime around the first of may I will requeen with pure Russian queens. Will they accept the pure Russians better because they have already had Russian queens in the hives? Is there a chance that the weak hive might have enough bees by then to do a split?