Ok- So here is the situation..
I have one hive that is doing pretty well, one hive that is weak (only covering about 3 frames, but lots of eggs, so the queen is doing her thing), and package of bees coming next week..
I considered taking some brood from the hive that is doing pretty well to boost the weak hive, but then I will have two so-so hives..
The package I have coming is a 3#, I was thinking of dumping some of the bees from the package into the weak hive. Would this work? Or will it cause issues because they will have bonded to the queen that came with them in the package & then cause havoc on that hive??
My gut tells me to just do a newspaper combine of the two, but it is early in the season & I'd like to give it a go if I can. (So far nothing in the swarm trap, dang it, that would have been too easy!)
Thanks for the help!