I want to combine two hive because one has a new Queen and a small nest but the other hive I screwed up some how and the new queen introduction failed so there is no queen now in a fair sized hive. The small hive is too small and I don't think it will build up enough b4 winter to survive. Which hive should I put on top of the newspaper.
Second question, I had a rather prolific queen last spring that seemed to never stop in brood rearing and the hive built up very rapid and actually swarmed shortly after I made a split the split had the old queen and I let the old hive raise a new queen. The new split was over a screened bottom board and this may be part of the answer but my question is why has the brood nest in the split with the old queen moved to the top box. The hive is two large boxes with a super and the new split had to draw out mostly all new comb.