Re: Is it too late??? Need advise, please.
You have two major problems so late in the year. The hive cannot make it without a queen and you will have difficulty introducing a new queen with laying worker(s) active in the queenless hive.
I would not, at this point (late in the year and with laying workers), take valuable stores from the other hive to give the queenless bees another chance to make a queen. Can you find a NUC locally? If you found a NUC you could shake the queenless hive and put the NUC frames in the hive at the original location. That way, you would have a viable queenright group of bees to overwinter -some of the original queenless group of bees would drift to that hive and give some help gathering stores until nectar and pollen are not available, or until they die.
I suppose your best option is to shake the bees close to your other hive and hope they are accepted for duty there -the idea of shaking is to lose the laying workers in the process because you don't want them i the other hive. A newspaper combine would introduce laying workers into the other hive, I don't know how that would turn out. HTH
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