My brother has a hive of bees that were caught out of a tree about five years ago. They have lasted this long without requeening or any treatments ever. He lives about 1-1/2 hours drive from me. I would really like to get a start from those bees here at my home. What would be the best way to do that? It probably depends on what he would be willing to do, but I was thinking either a split in April where I buy half of the supers with brood and honey, and pollen from him, or pulling frames of brood, eggs, and larva and doing a combine with some package bees bought from a supplier. Any thoughts?