Re: Best Way to Combine Large Queenless Hive with Small Nuc
With one queen extra caution is worth it.
As Astro says place a open brood comb in the large hive to verify queenless and stop them from going laying workers. At the same time move a frame in to the nuc. Most will probably flyback but not all. Either double stack your nuc or put it into a regular hive body.
Still sticking with the advice of post 6, though the newspaper is overkill unless doing full hives. A frame or two at a time is no problem.
No worries about the fielded bees, they will join in. No need to close in either hive.
Newspaper will all be on the ground by the next day, if you do that, they do it fast.
You can deal frames of bees like cards. You got this.
It is not true that you cannot teach an old dog new tricks.
They can learn them, they just can't do them.