If you look up "New to Beekeeping" in the dictionary... You will find my picture there.
I have four hives, each are a single deep. I have collected swarms and fed them to keep the going.
Two of the hives are very gentle, two are HOT. I've been watching YouTube and have seen laying queens taken from one hive and placed in a queen less hive with no issues.
My question, can I eliminate the two hot queens, and simply place the gentlem queens in the queen less hives and let the gentle hives requeen themselves? If so, when would be the best time to do this?
I live in Southern Calofornia with mild Winters an no threat of snow.
Thanks for you insight.