OK, so I don't pretend this is a new method, but yesterday I took one queenright hive which is light on stores (currently a deep and a medium) and pulled the inner cover. Directly on top of that I put a queenless hive (currently a deep heavy with stores) and put a screened bottom board between. Both hives are free to come and go through their respective entrances. Basically I have a double-decker hive. Think it will work? Sure could use a queen for the one hive and some more bees and stores for the other... I plan on hoping for the best and seeing if they are simpatico in a couple of weeks. Either that or they'll all be dead.