I had a call yesterday to go remove a swarm. Very unlikely this time of year but the description fit (football shaped cluster, etc.) so off I went. I even thought it was a swarm except they were not behaving like one (no fanning in the box, bees were very defensive and tended to try to run back up under the eve...) Turns out they were just bearding and the homeowners never noticed they had a bee hive in their house.
Anyway, now I have quite a large box full of bees. My Lang equipment is very limited. All my colonies are in Top Bar Hives. I do have a small colony in a five frame nuc. And I put the new bees in another five frame nuc. Could I put them side by side and span both nucs with a super? Should I could close both nuc entrances and force all bees through the super? Should I still use newspaper on top of the queenright super? Anyone done anything like this before?