I have a new hive that was started on the 11 of May. Grew to 2 mediums, went to check it this morning to see if I might get a nuc from it. It has been a very gentle hive, till this morning. Once on the hand as soon as I opened it. Don't know if I didn't smoke it enough or what. I ended up taking the top box and putting it on another bottom board. left the top from the mother hive and re placed it. I had already checked the top for eggs and brood. It had plenty. So I then I checked the bottom box, same thing. Both boxes about equal except for forgers. Don't know where the queen is. So I leave them alone till Sunday week, "9" days. Then I should know where the queen is. Till then I'll keep them fed and let-em ride. ;) :) d2
I think this is what is called a walk away split. Maybe I should found the queen and moved her with the split. Oh well.