Hive split – has it gone wrong?
Hoping you can give me some advice.
We did our first ever hive split approx 7 weeks ago.
We've seen the new queen in the hive, but not sure she's mated yet.
I did an inspection this morning, i don't see any larvae or capped cells.
Population in the hive is now starting to decline. Should she be mated at this stage or is this a normal phase after a split?