So, planning on combining two hives - one I think is a drone layer (no queen) the other just a week hive. The drone layer seems medium strength and so I was thinking of combining to that location. The drone layer also primarily uses top entrance while the weak hive predominantly uses bottom entrance. From what I've read, you normally close any top entrance, and also you tend to put queen on top.
Can I put weak hive with queen on top, but leave entrance open for field bees from drone layer to come back into hive on top, thus perhaps speeding acceptance? Field bees would leave through bottom (due to newspaper) but renter through top entrance. Thoughts?? thanks!