i'm not sure i understand. you have a hive that you know has no queen? have you checked for eggs/larva? if there is no queen, the hive will die. if you add a queen to a hive that has one, they will fight and one or both will die.
the best thing to do if you are not sure is to add a frame of eggs and very young larvae. then you check in a couple of days to see if they have started queen cells. if they have, you need to decide whether you will allow them to raise their own queen, or you will need to buy a queen. they can only raise their own if there are still drones around.
another thing you need to know if there is brood....is it worker or all drone. if the hive has been queenless for a while, you could have developed laying workers. in that case, there will be eggs and larvae, but they will not develop into workers and the hive will die. they also will not start queen cells on your frame of eggs/larva and the hive will remain queenless and die.
you need someone with some experience to help you evaluate this hive. there isn't much good weather left.
if you don't have someone around to look, upload some pictures of your frames to us. we can try to help.