Re: Newspaper Combine....now what do we do
The last time I did a combine, I put the paper on and came back in 4 days, there was not a shred of paper in the hive, only what was trapped between the boxes.
Check again in a week to make sure you have fresh eggs and everything should be just fine.
Not to be Debbie downer, but you may still end up with a week hive if the queen is just making week bees. I would suggest a nuc and let them make you a good queen from the strong hive or go buy a new queen. Either way when you have another queen, replace the one from your week hive.
Experience is better than theory.