Combining bees, need some input.
So I am in the process of a trap-out and will be pulling the first set tomorrow. I was thinking of putting them in a nuc and giving them a frame of eggs to make a queen, but instead, one of my swarm hives is getting smaller in population so I was thinking of shaking them into that hive. I am not positive if the queen is there or not. So would it be best to do a paper combine instead and add a frame of eggs to the swarm just incase they are queenless?
What would you do?
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