I am going to be combining a few weak hives with a few stronger hives.
I have never used this newspaper thing before. Do you find this works better? I am going to use queen excluders as usual. How long does it take the bees to get through the paper, and should I make an entrance at the top then. I didn't want to but I guess I could. I have some old supers with holes in that I could use on top of the other hive.
Reason I am doing this is the queens I bought a couple weeks ago are still not laying and they are not going to make it through the winter I am sure.