I have this hive I just installed last Saturday.
I had to move it yesterday and I did and set it up, I was amazed at how docile the bees are, then surprised when a bee sank its stinger right through the canvas of the leather gloves.
So I set the hive up and first I am using foundationless top bars, I see now why I should use starter strips. They are trying to build across the bars.
Then I looked at the comb they had built and there was no brood, so I do not think I have a queen.
Now I have the opportunity to get this new smaller swarm from someone who captured it.
The question is, how I can put this new smaller swarm in with the one I just put into the box, the idea is to introduce the smaller swarm and hopefully the queen that came with it.
I am trying to avoid the two box newspaper trick because I do not have any comb drawn in the box yet?
I can put the new swarm in a new hive and order a queen.
I'm just trying to figure out what to do here.