Tai sao ? (In Vn “why” ?)… What is your thots or rational for the questioning what you did ? I guessing if both are queened, doing well, but robust or not robust you queen less orphans will be I absorbed soon n at home.
You think just maybe the extra bees might have revved up the slower ? Hmm… Maybe … Maybe not. Watch, observe, take notes n maybe do different next time.
I did a split earlier this summer n for some reason mine never did take off … I think the queen croaked or whatever … Never could get a extra frame of brood to requeen … So double layered a Vn Newpaper … (Doubt the bees could read Tiếng Viet or care) but they are back together n progressing nicely. Nice Happy Camper … I think adding it to the parent hive again/as well as weaker hive was the best bang for my buck … But not totally sure … Here is my thriving Birch Hive today …
. I think in this business/hobby sometimes we know right away if a call was best, some others … Who knows… maybe never KNOW. As long as your queen less group are okay … It was a good choice !
That’s my 2 cents rational,