Thanks everyone for your comments on moving splits, one more question.
When making up splits to move to another yard, do you put the queen in before the move, and take the new hive to another yard while she is in her cage, or move the split to the new yard and then place queen cage in?
I made up 10 today, closed them up after shaking a bunch of bees in, then added the queen in her cage, 15 min later loaded them up, and headed 1/2 hour drive and set them in new yard and opened them up.
Was wondering if the move would wind the bees up and maybe cause them to harm the new queen.?