2 of 3 hives didn't make it through winter, the last remaining one has a few hundred Russian bees left in the honeycomb box. No brood in hive and no queen either. Is it worth a re-queen or are they too small numbers ?
You don't have a lot of resources to work with. A frame of emerging brood with attached bees would help them a lot, but you probably shouldn't take that from any of your packages that are just getting started. You could give them a little (like a cupful of bees from each of the other packages) and see if they can get going again... or just combine them if you don't want to mess with it.
I think if you add a frame with capped and open brood...especially if you do so during the day most of the clinging bees will be young nurse bees that have not yet oriented to the original hive. The field bees will likely head back to their original home.
I went over to help a neighbor who had ordered a queen and found it in the same condition. The queen would have been a waste of $. I installed an under performing nuc and we requeened it a few days later.
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