Too late to re-queen?
I found a hive today without any brood (and stage).
The population was was decent, so I took a frame with eggs from another hive. I also gave the hive a frame that had both sides full of capped brood (to give them a population boost in a few days).
Driving home I did the math in my head and now think that the hive won't have time to make another queen and get up to strength for winter.
I'm in NJ and it feels like fall already and trees are turning.
Was this a futile act on my part? Should I undo what I did and move the assets (honey/nectar frames and drawn frames) to another hive?
Is there another option?
The only thing I can think of is that I squished the queen by accident last time I was in the hive, 25 days ago, and they were unsuccessful in making a new queen.
"Half a bee, philosophically, must ipso facto, half not be." -- Monty Python