Yesterday I combined two hives that were just a few feet away from eachother. I put a five frame nuc where one of those hives originally was, thinking that if bees went back to that spot I could just take the nuc and dump them into the combined hives. I am not so sure that was the best strategy now. It seems like so many of them are coming back to the nuc. Also, I put the original hive that was there on the bottom of the combine, so if I tried to dump it in the top it would be the wrong hive. Should I dump them at the bottom entrance? At what point would those bees not be accepted anymore?