I've got a very weak hive and an up and coming hive with a strong queen. I'd like to combine them.
Got a few questions:
1) if I do the newspaper between the two deeps, do both hives need an entrance, or will the upper hive eat through the paper quick enough to survive?
2) Currently, these hives are about 20' apart. If I combine them, won't I have problems with them going back to their old spot?
3) Is it best to combine them in the evening when most of the bees have returned?
Any suggestions would be helpful.