Re: Queenless hive
Frank, you can add that deep frame of brood by removing two of the medium frames, one from each box, and let the deep hang down into the space you created. I like to give an LW hive open brood and then a week later, give them a queen cell or a virgin queen. Works sometimes. My last successful conversion is going gangbusters. The most recent attempt did not take and died. Win some, lose some.
Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.