I captured a swarm from my larger hive in July, but it has now only a few frames of brood and stores. Should I try to winter it over; combine it with my larger hive, using newspaper; or try to create a two queen colony, described elsewhere in this forum? If I combine hives, can I just let the queens fight it out? (The original queen is a Russian queen, now two years old.) Will the stronger or younger queen always survive? I assume it is too late to requeen this season.
Thanks for your advice!