I tried to split a hive. I put bees, and drawn comb then waited a few days to introduce a new queen. That was about 1 month ago. I checked them on a regular basis. They didn't do well. I thought the nuc died out. I looked today and saw about 10 bees and the queen. I don't want to lose a $20 queen, here in Hawaii queens are hard to come by. I plan on putting her in a homemade queen cage, then because of work, in a week get more bees and try again. I'll wait a day or two before introducing the queen. Do you think that will work? Or is this a lost cause?