I split a hive this weekend in preparation for a new queen to come in next week. The original hive had 2 brood boxes and two supers on top.
I split the brood boxes into two hives. Moved the one hive (Brood box) approximately 7 feet away and put tree limbs at the entrance. So they would reorient. The old hive still has the 2 supers on top.
The next day I see no activity from the new hive. What I mean is that I see no bees coming and going from the entrance. However, there was a lot of activity at the old hive. It looked like they all went back to the original location. I did not look inside the new hive but it had plenty of honey, pollen, and brood.
My question is did I do anything wrong? I did not look in the new hive to see if any bees were inside.