Re: Yet another combing question
Caution that the LWs hive might kill off the new queen. Summer hives are harder to combine. New LWs bees develop all
the time in the QL hive. At a time like this I would not do it unless you have another back up queen somewhere. A LWs hive always think they have a laying queen in there. All it takes is one bee to get the whole balling process started. This is how when I ignored the rules of doing a combine to kill many of my queens. It is a risk you have to take. I did this time with a very strong young laying queen.
Don't mix foreign bees into a virgin hive. She might get balled 100% of the time! When will you ever learn, huh?