Re: Merged nuc with queenless hive... is it OK now?
That sounds reasonable to me. Pollen patty, sugar syrup and time. Those capped brood are your winter bees. Keep an eye on them as cold weather approaches. When they won't take syrup, your last ditch effort (after taking honey frames from donor hives) will be to get the stores up with be some sugar or fondant on top of the frames if needed.
Originally Posted by bison
I have a queenless hive with a virgin queen due for mating flights this week. If that fails, my solution is to combine a five frame NUC and proceed as you did.
I try to learn from my mistakes, and from yours when you give me a heads up :)