Combine colonies in August?
This may be a dumb question:
I have a deep nuc kicking you know what...want to put it in one deep/one medium for winter. Next to it I have the colony in two deeps , which really should be in one deep. Can I just swipe that lower deep minus frames of brood and put that strong nuc in there without worrying about Queen pheromone, newspaper combine, smoke them to confuse the two different colony smells and prevent fighting???
What I am aiming for is two colonies in a deep with a medium super
A Coastal SC Master Beekeeper on a coddiwomple