Why? You pay a premium for queenright packages. Why do you want to combine? A package will grow at the rate the queen lays brood and a young swarm will double quickly under favorable conditions of flow.
Surely not. The laying capacity may be 15 frames but in 5 frame hive it is only 3 frames.
When I started beekeeping, I bought swarms as much as I found. I noticed that 8 lbs swarm is the best. Bees fill 2 langstorth boxes. It brought first one box honey and made one box brood.
8 lbs swarm brought 80 lbs honey and drew 3 boxes foundations.
It takes 4 weeks that new bees start to fill the hive. Before that original swarm had lost 50% of its bees.
If you have 5 frames of bees, they can make 3 frames brood.
If you have 10 frames bees, they are able to make 7-8 frames of brood. It is 50% more than in 5 frame hive.
When a box is full of brood, it takes about 6 weeks that it is able to forage surpluss.
with 5 frame package it takes at least douple time.
Swarm or package does not douple quickly. It takes 4-5 weeks.
Then it takes 3 weeks that new bees start to forage.
It takes about 2 months that that kind of hive is able to forage real surplus. It is so small that it fills the frood area and cannot handle 2 boxes of space.
Of course I can get surplus from 3 frame mating nuc. It can bring 6 lbs honey and the rest 1,5 frames are brood.
Nucs are not productive hives.
When I carry my bees to main flow, I join two hives 4+4 boxes to one unit. Idea is that hive has one queen and douple amount of bees. That hive is able to handle 150 lbs honey in 2-3 weeks