Is it possible to combine two double-deep hives together?
My hive # 1 has been lagging in population all summer so I looked into it today and found it is queenless, has about 7 queen cells, no eggs, very few capped brood, etc. I'm curious if combing it with the stronger hive using the newspaper method is possible. I know it is for singles but never heard of doubles being combined. Both hives have their original brood chambers in the bottom box while the second chambers on top are mostly capped stores. How would I go about combining the two?
Should I place the original brood chamber from the queenless hive on top of the original brood chamber in the stronger hive and place the second deep on top of that? Would that work?