OK, so here's the new plan if the Blue Heron people OK it. I'm going to pick up the nuc so the supplier can feel good about it. I'm taking it to Blue Heron and putting it on/in a separate hive box there - installing it as a second hive.
Then if in a few weeks, Her Majesty, created in the original queenless hive, is laying and thriving, I'll have two hives and if not, then I'll do a combination then.
The only possible problem is that Blue Heron may say that five hives (the number down there now with three private hives and the two Metro hives) is all that they want. Even then I suppose I could move hive number 2 somewhere else in the middle of the night :roll:
Thanks for the constant support - this group is fabulous!
Linda T in Atlanta