Bobby you need to look at your options, decide what o do and stick with it.
I delayed my girls by 4 weeks while I had to work away - wan’t sure how long it would delay them for but my strategy worked.
Took 2 frames full of brood off each hive - tried to make sure there were eggs and day old larvae and put them with bees that were on the frame in a nuc.
One made 5 QC’s and another frame only 1, Unfortunately only 2 were finally viable - one may have been killed in the battle of the princesses - but have to wait 2-3 weeks before I actually know the outcome.
The Flow box on 8 frames I have checkerboarded and so are on double brood. not so with the 10 frame lang - charged Queen Cup so did a shook swarm of sorts - found the queen put her with some bees to look after her and locked her away for a day - mating nuc was perfect size for this - left the bees in the original box.
Next day took off charged QC and 1/2 the frames put into new hive with the flow frames and lots of bees into a wooden lang.
Put Sapphire and her entourage back into her original hive with 1/2 fresh foundation - not a typical shook swarm but same principal - all are doing well.
Will need to check there are no more QC’s before I go back to work on Thursday. Unfortunately I’m working further afield and may not get back as often as I wish. New job for 2 weeks as a favour - so watch this space so to speak
Both hives have food stores, bees and everyone is happy