Having sold off a lot of my hives I am now consolodating hives for the winter.
I am currently left with one 5 frame nuc with a queen which is not yet laying (only just seen her today)
And 1 11 frame brood which is queen less.
My plan was to put a couple of sheets of news paper on top of the 11 frames (queen less), then transfer the 5 frames from the nuc to a spare brrod body and place above the new paper.
BUT am I better waiting to do this untill the queen is seen to be laying (i.e she might not be mated yet?
How long do I leave it before removing what is left of the news paper, and then moving around frames to give me just 11 an eleven fram single brood.