how make a 2 queen hive...using stong hive and new queen?
If having 4 strong hives, each containing 1 hive body of bees with laying queens, and soon to be getting an additional four more (shipped) queens what is the best way of making a 2 queen hive colony from each? I was considering taking off the tops off the colonies, then laying paper over each, followed by 2 queen excluders, then set a empty hive body on top containing the additional new (shipped) queens with attendents in each of these with frames and foundation. Will this set up work? Any advice?