Here is my answer to a botched package purchase. Paid for 3 packages but by the time met up for delivery half the bees in each package were dead. Was told that I would get my refund and that I could have 4 packages if I wanted them; so to try and save the bees since they would have died in the guys car that day I took them.
As you can see I placed 2 packages in one deep with a drawn frame in between, popped the lids removed one queen left the other (one was dead) gave the one live queen left back to the guy that had brought the packages and so far they seem to be working things out. I had put a med with frames on top of the deep and they moved right up.
We shall see out they come out.