Silly question maybe, but I am interested in this form of requeening. Do you not have trouble with the bees on the nuc frames fighting with the existing hive bees? Is this maybe the idea so the queen is "lost in the chaos? Thanks in advance.
Normally when using a nuc to requeen a newspaper combine is the desire method. In the way RayMarler is doing it works for the following reasons:
1. He is waiting long enough for the entire hive to know it is queenless.
2. Then by moving out 5 frames of bees into a super and replacing them with the 5 frames from the nuc he has placed the frames with the queen into the center of the brood chamber where the queen belongs.
3. The upheavel from moving the bees around causes a great deal of confusion. So when the bees get over the confusion they find they have a queen again and a lot more bees.
4. The main thing is that What's inside the hive belongs there. Putting a box atop a hive still has the bees in 2 separate blocks so they fight. By mixing the new bees with the old bees and putting them into the middle of the hive means they belong there, so they are accepted because they are inside
the home group.
I hope that explains it well enough.