Re: Hive still not doing well;
If hive #2 is queenless, letting "nature take its course" means you will eventually be down to one hive. If you want to keep #2 going, try again with adding a frame of eggs/larvae. The general advice is to do this once a week for three weeks in a row, if necessary. Even if hive #2 does somehow have a queen, adding the frame will do no harm.
Originally Posted by al.lineberry
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