I'd like to split my two top bar hives into langstroths.
What I'm planning on doing is finding the queen of the TB and putting her, along with a bunch of bees from the same hive, into one deep box with fully drawn out frames from my other Langstroth hives (in storage from the honey harvest last year). I'll then place this split Langstroth near the entrance of the TB to reduce drift. I'm then hoping the TB hive will raise a new queen and everyone will be happy.
Does my plan seem good enough?
Also, we're getting regular days over 50 degrees here (yesterday was 62) when is best to do the split?
Would it be a good idea to cage the queen for a few days or should they accept her and the hive without problems?
Thanks for your input.