Hello - my single deep hive went queenless almost a month ago. It still has ok numbers, but they failed to requeen. There is some drone brood in the hive, so looks like laying workers have taken over.
I’ve purchased a Nuc which i get at the end of the week. I want to combine the two. I’ve searched on the internet how to do this, and I’m more confused than ever.
I was thinking of doing the following:
- Shake out bees from LW hive
- Add a frame of uncapped brood from Nuc into LW hive. Keep doing this until they create a queen cell
- Put Nuc into a new deep, which I place on top of the old LW hive, with two sheets of newspaper as separation
- Let them combine naturally
Please let me know thoughts.