I have one really weak hive with a less than desired brood pattern and a swarm that is in somewhat better shape with more brood. Both hives are being fed, but have questions as to whether they can survive the winter separate. The hives are located approx 20 yards apart. My first choice would be-due to location-to combine the swarm hive with the weak hive. Can you do that since they are that distance? What about the queens? The swarm hive seems to have the better queen based on brood pattern. Any thoughts and suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.