I'm a fairly new beek, and I've never tried it, so I'm not sure how helpful my advice will be. Your method sounds like it should work -- basically, it's like you'd be creating a package of bees, but they're already happy with their queen. I might be worried about them absconding, though. If you can attach some comb to a top bar, that would probably be a good thing.If you had a DBL. nuc that ya wanted to put in a TBH what would be the best way to do this?
Can I just put the queen in the TBH and shake the bees off the frames and will they start making comb?
How would you do it?
That sounds like my best bet thank you .will your top bars fit in the Lang? That's how I got my start-- with 4 drawn combs of brood & pollen. Then if you transfer them to the TBH with the queen and shake in all those bees, you should be golden.