I have two hives and I overwintered them in two deeps. I inspected them a couple weeks ago and one was doing very well with a good amount of larvae and capped brood. Found the queen and observed many bees. Hive 2, on the other hand, was weaker (as it was entering winter also) and I didn't notice the queen. I did see some larva, but not much, and I couldn't find the queen. I checked again today and the second hive only had a few larva and several drone cells. I saw several queen cells, but no larva or eggs in them. I fear it may be queenless. I decided to take one of the frames of larva and eggs from the stronger hive and swap it with a near empty cell from the weaker hive, hoping they would make a queen from one of the eggs/young larva in the new frame. Was this a good idea? Did I just weaken the potential of my stronger hive by reducing the number of bees? The strong hive still had two full frames of capped brood.