I recently made a split and now I'm second guessing myself. When I made the split on Friday, I placed two frames of brood and eggs in the new hive. These were not completely full of brood/egg frames. They had about 40% coverage. In addition, I added two frames of bees with foundation. So the new hive has 4 frames of bees, plus 6 frames of foundation. Looking at the hive yesterday, there is just a few bees leaving the hive to gather pollen. Two bees where at the exist, spread pheomons. I removed the top cover just to peek inside. The tops of the 4 frames are full of bees. In addition, they are taking on large amounts of syrup.
I'm worried that I didn't provide enough bees to this split. The hive is queenless, so next Saturday I'll be inspecting for queen cells. Should I add another frame or two of bees, using the new paper separation technique immediately?