Can someone please refresh my memory... haven't done this but once or twice in 5 years and always had my husband around to guide (instruct very forcibly) how to do this, but he is no longer here due to gastric cancer
, so maybe some of you can help. I want to combing a very strong NUC that has a good laying queen and lots of brood with a very weak established hive that, I am assuming, has no queen. Saw no new brood for second time in two weeks, so I suppose there is no queen. I am wanting to put the NUC on top of the brood nest with newspaper between and let them merge that way. After they eat through the newspaper, what do I do then? Do I take 5 frames out of the hive and replace with the 5 frames from the nuc? Or put another deep super on and put the frames from the nuc in this? I just can't remember what we did or if it even worked. Does anyone have any ideas?