Bees on bees... What to do?
So on 4/08 I had a hive of carniolans swarm but appeared to go back into the hive. Or so I thought...
Video of 4/8 swarm.
Today I was checking the hive to see what the girls were up to after not getting a chance last week and boy was I a bit surprised to find out I had bees living on bees. I found a nice fat queen in the hive but I also noticed another hive attached under the screened bottom board. They actually built comb on the screening. I'm not sure if the queen I found in the hive is the original queen or a virgin from the swarm but 2 weeks ago when I checked the hive there were eggs and brood. When I checked today I didn't see any eggs and very little capped brood. I'm guessing the queen I found in the hive is a virgin since she's not laying. I know I need to cut this hive out from under the other but I am a bit stumped as to what I do with them. I can put them in a nuc of their own but I'm wondering if I could also just shake them back into the hive after seeing if they have a queen?